miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Professional confidence among Swedish final year midwifery students: A cross-sectional study
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7684-1100
Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
Umeå Universitet; Östersunds Sjukhus.
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, ISSN 1877-5756, E-ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 14, no December 2017, p. 69-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

Previous international studies have shown that midwifery students do not feel confident in many areas where they are supposed to practice independently.

The knowledge about Swedish midwifery students’ confidence is fairly under investigated. The purpose of the present study was to explore final years’ midwifery students’ professional confidence in basic midwifery skills according to ICM competencies and associated factors.

Methods

A cross-sectional survey where all midwifery programs in Sweden were invited to participate. Data was collected by a questionnaire that measured midwifery students self-reported assessment of confidence against four selected domains of ICM competencies; antenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and new-born care.

Result

The main findings of this study showed that Swedish midwifery students were confident in managing normal pregnancy, labour and birth. Midwifery students at a school with a medical faculty were more confident in handling obstetric emergency situations. Some background variables were also associated with confidence.

Conclusion

This study highlighted some midwifery skills that needs further training and reflection. More training and developing confidence in complicated and emergency situations are needed. There seem to be a need of midwifery education reforms if we believe that high levels of confidence at the time of graduation is equal to competent and skilled midwives in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 14, no December 2017, p. 69-78
Keyword [en]
Clinical practice, Confidence, Midwifery education, Midwifery students
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32059DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2017.10.003ISI: 000418966300011PubMedID: 29195637Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85031503652OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-32059DiVA: diva2:1156722
Available from: 2017-11-14 Created: 2017-11-14 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Bäck, LenaKarlström, AnnikaHildingsson, Ingegerd

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bäck, LenaKarlström, AnnikaHildingsson, Ingegerd
By organisation
Department of Nursing Sciences
In the same journal
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 35 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf