Towards improved alcohol prevention in Swedish antenatal care?
2012 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 28, no 3, 314-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: to evaluate an education effort and revised alcohol-preventive routine in Swedish antenatal care; to generate more knowledge for further development of alcohol issues in antenatal care. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanDesign: two national cross-sectional surveys of Swedish midwives were conducted. Baseline data were collected in 2006 and follow-up data in 2009. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanSetting: antenatal care centres in Sweden. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanParticipants: 974 midwives in 2006 and 1108 midwives in 2009. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMeasurement: amount and content of continuing professional education, work with alcohol-related issues, identification of women with risky consumption of alcohol, and action after identifying women with risky consumption. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanFindings: the amount of continuing professional education undertaken by midwives on handling risky drinking increased significantly between 2006 and 2009. The routine to detect risky drinking changed between the baseline and follow-up data collection, as nearly all midwives reported the use of an alcohol screening questionnaire in 2009. The most confident midwives in 2009 had taken part in more days of education, more often stated it was their own initiative to participate, and had more often taken part in education regarding MI, provision of advice and information on the health risks associated with alcohol and, screening. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanKey conclusions: our results indicate that a broad, national education effort can be successful in enhancing knowledge and changing antenatal care practice. However, generalisation to other countries or cultures may be limited because the usage of new routines is affected by many organisational and contextual factors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 28, no 3, 314-320 p.
Antenatal care, Alcohol, Education
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78573DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2011.04.008ISI: 000304441400006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78573DiVA: diva2:534167
Funding Agencies|Swedish National Institute of Public health||2012-06-152012-06-152015-10-30