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   midwives’ professional competency for preventing neonatal mortality in disasters  
نویسنده taghizadeh ziba ,khoshnam rad mahsa ,kazemnejad anushirvan
منبع health in emergencies and disasters quarterly - 2016 - دوره : 1 - شماره : 3 - صفحه:155 -162
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چکیده    background: infants are the most vulnerable people with special needs in natural disasters. since midwives are responsible for providing reproductive health services to infants in disastrous situations, assessing their professional competence is of great importance. materials and methods: this cross-sectional study was conducted in tehran, iran. a total of 361 midwives were selected by cluster sampling method. after giving their informed consents, they participated in the study and completed the researcher-made questionnaire about providing health services to infants in natural disasters. midwives’ professional competence was investigated through self-assessment in terms of their perceived importance, knowledge, and skill. then, the data were analyzed using spss. results: mean(sd) total score of professional competency of midwives in providing services to infants in disasters was 91.95(20.2) obtained from 3 subcategories: perceived importance, 39.83(9.55); knowledge, 22.5(5.06); and skill 30.16(6.86). there were significant relationships between the scores of professional competency of midwives with age (p=0.053), degree of education (p=0.028), the workplace (p=0.053), and experience in disaster (p=0.047). about 49.86% of midwives demonstrated middle level of professional competency. the lowest knowledge and skill score were reported in managing common neonatal problems such as asphyxia, sepsis, physical trauma, which requires referral and stability. conclusion: the average scores of professional competency of midwives to deliver reproductive health service to infants in disasters shows the necessity of related and integrated education. it is recommended that by holding training exercises and simulations, midwives be educated with regard to disasters and how to respond in these situations.
کلیدواژه reproductive health services ,disasters ,neonatal mortality ,midwife ,professional competency
آدرس tehran university of medical sciences, tehran university of medical sciences, tarbiat modares university

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