A creative and practical approach to postpartum discharge education: Pecha Kucha training via smart phone

Gun Kakasci C., Durmaz A.

Health Care for Women International, vol.43, no.12, pp.1482-1502, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2043860
  • Journal Name: Health Care for Women International
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1482-1502
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we aim to determine the effect of discharge education provided with the Pecha Kucha method using smartphones on the levels of feeling of being ready for postpartum discharge and anxiety. This is a randomized controlled experimental study. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04696991. We assigned the participants to the experimental (70) and control (70) groups through the permuted block randomization method. We collected the data using Personal Information Form, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale–New Mother Form (RHDS-NMF). The experimental group obtained significantly higher scores from the STAI and RHDS-NMF (p < 0.05). Today especially during the period of the pandemic in which contact tracing and social distancing are highly important, such a type of discharge education is also of importance for reducing the duration spent and the physical contact established by people indoors. According to the results of our research, this method can be a good alternative to routine discharge education. Supplemental data for this article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2022.2043860.