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|Title:||The Impact of a Self-Efficacy Intervention on Short-Term Breast-Feeding Outcomes||Contributor(s):||Nichols, Jeni (author); Schutte, Nicola (author) ; Brown, Rhonda (author); Dennis, Cindy-Lee (author); Price, Ian (author)||Publication Date:||2009||DOI:||10.1177/1090198107303362||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5146||Abstract:||Maternal self-efficacy for breast-feeding may contribute to success in breast-feeding. This study aimed to increase breast-feeding self-efficacy and actual breast-feeding through an intervention based on Bandura's self-efficacy theory. A total of 90 pregnant women participated in the study. The women who were assigned to a breast-feeding self-efficacy intervention showed significantly greater increases in breast-feeding self-efficacy than did the women in the control group. Furthermore, at 4 weeks postpartum, women in the intervention group showed a trend toward breast-feeding their infants longer and more exclusively than did those in the control group. Greater increases in breast-feeding self-efficacy were associated with a significantly higher level of breast-feeding. Replicating previous research, breast-feeding self-efficacy was significantly related to concurrent breast-feeding behavior, and high antenatal breast-feeding self-efficacy predicted a higher level of later breast-feeding in control-group women. These findings have implications for breast-feeding support programs and for the potential general utility of self-efficacy-based interventions in health education.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Health Education & Behavior, 36(2), p. 250-259||Publisher:||Sage Publications Inc||Place of Publication:||United States of America||ISSN:||1552-6127
|Field of Research (FOR):||170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||920209 Mental Health Services||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 265
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