Obstetric Physiotherapists and breastfeeding

South African Journal of Physiotherapy

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Title Obstetric Physiotherapists and breastfeeding
Creator Bergh, A. M. Grimbeek, R. J. Kachelhoffer, P. M.
Subject — Breastfeeding; childbirth education
Description This study determined the perceptions of obstetric physiotherapists on the state of breast-feeding in South Africa and their contribution to breast-feeding education. A questionnaire to the 134 members of the Obstetric Association of the South African Society of Physiotherapy was completed by 36 practising respondents and 23 non-practitioners. The total response rate was 44%. A significantly larger group of practising respondents who had completed their training in the seventies returned the questionnaire. About 93% of respondents felt their basic training in breast-feeding had been inadequate. Almost 56% has received further training in breast-feeding during the previous five years. Regarding the impact of the South African national breast-feeding week campaign, 47% of respondents perceived a change in attitudes toward breastfeeding and 22% a change in breast-feeding practices. It is concluded that the perceptions of other groups of health professionals, the educational needs of parents and effective educational strategies also need investigation.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 1993-02-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajp.v49i1.1381
Source South African Journal of Physiotherapy; Vol 49, No 1 (1993); 7-13 2410-8219 0379-6175
Language eng
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