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Journal of Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing 1998;4(2):258-270.
A Study on Mother's Knowledge Level of Breastfeeding's Benefit-Breastfeeding's Benifit and Rationale of Breastfeeding's Benifit
Park, G R , Kim, J H
Chosun Nursing College, Korea.
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mother's knowledge level of breastfeeding's benefit and rationale of breastfeeding's benefit. The subjects were 98 mothers who within 3 days after childbirth in 2 obstetric clinic in K city and N city from April 7 to May 10, 1996. Data were collected by a questionnaire developed by researchers. This study was statistically analyzed according to Frequency, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation Coefficient. The result of this study was as follows : 1. Mean score of mother's knowledge level of breastfeeding's benefit was ranged from 0~19. Meanscore of breastfeeding's benefit was 10.28. Mean score of rationale of breastfeeding's benefit was 8.57. Mean score of rationale of breastfeeding's benefit and rationale of breastfeeding's benefit was not high. 2. General characteristics and feeding characteristics were significantly related to mother's knowledge level of breastfeeding's benefit as follows : mixed feeding method in planning feeding method(F=3.33, p<.05) 3. General characteristics and feeding characteristics were significantly related to mother's knowledge level of rationale of breastfeeding's benefit as follows : mixed feeding method in planning method(F=3.96, p<.05), mixed feeding method in previous feeding method(F=3.16, p<.05). 4. A positive correlation between mother's knowledge of breastfeeding's benefit and rationale of breastfeeding's benefit was statistically significant(r=.86, p<.001).


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