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, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2043860
  • Title of Journal : Health Care for Women International

Abstract

© 2022 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.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.