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Table 2 Facilitator & learner pre-post course confidence assessment

From: Evaluation of an educational program for essential newborn care in resource-limited settings: Essential Care for Every Baby

  Facilitator Learner
In India (n = 12) In Kenya (n = 11) In India (n = 62) In Kenya (n = 64)
Before After Before After Before Training Mean (SD) After Training Mean (SD) Before Training Mean (SD) After Training Mean (SD)
1. maintain skin-to-skin care and when to separate the baby and mother 4.58 (0.67) 5.00 (0) 3.82 (1.47) 5.00 (0) 4.38 (0.86) 5.0 (0) 3.67 (1.04) 4.89 (0.54)
2. care for the normal weight, healthy baby (including examination, weighing and measuring temperature) 4.83 (0.39) 5.00 (0) 3.82 (1.47) 5.00 (0) 4.37 (1.0) 5.0 (0) 4.06 (0.97) 4.90 (0.47)
3. protect the healthy baby from problems (e.g., hypothermia) 5.00 (0) 5.00 (0) 4.36 (1.21) 5.00 (0) 4.13 (1.1) 4.97 (0.3) 4.02 (1.11) 4.97 (0.18)
4. determine if a baby is properly positioned for breastfeeding 5.00 (0) 5.00 (0) 4.27 (1.27) 5.00 (0) 4.36 (1.1) 5.0 (0) 4.10 (1.07) 4.94 (0.31)
5. determine if the baby has a good attachment to the breast 4.92 (0.29) 5.00 (0) 4.55 (0.69) 5.00 (0) 4.56 (0.8) 5.0 (0) 4.00 (1.15) 4.92 (0.33)
6. ensure hygiene and provide cord care 4.92 (0.29) 5.00 (0) 3.91 (1.04) 4.91 (0.30) 4.05 (1.1) 5.0 (0) 3.92 (0.97) 4.90 (0.35)
7. give vitamin K and immunize 4.92 (0.29) 5.00 (0) 3.91 (1.45) 4.73 (0.47) 4.08 (1.1) 5.0 (0) 3.58 (1.39) 4.92 (0.33)
8. manage problems with breastfeeding 4.83 (0.39) 5.00 (0) 3.82 (1.40) 4.91 (0.30) 3.89 (1.2) 5.0 (0) 3.53 (1.11) 4.87 (0.46)
9. improve thermal care* 4.91 (0.30) 5.00 (0) 4.36 (0.92) 5.00 (0) 3.62 (1.2) 5.0 (0) 3.70 (1.10) 4.87 (0.34)
10. teach mothers to provide prolonged skin-to‐skin care 4.83 (0.39) 5.00 (0) 4.64 (0.67) 4.91 (0.30) 3.85 (1.3) 5.0 (0) 3.73 (1.19) 4.86 (0.50)
11. use alternate feeding methods 4.92 (0.30) 5.00 (0) 3.36 (1.63) 5.00 (0) 2.93 (1.5) 4.87 (0.7) 3.00 (1.32) 4.82 (0.64)
12. assess a baby for danger signs 4.83 (0.39) 5.00 (0) 4.09 (1.30) 4.91 (0.30) 3.56 (1.1) 5.0 (0) 3.81 (1.16) 4.89 (0.36)
13. give antibiotics 4.17 (0.84) 5.00 (0) 3.45 (1.44) 5.00 (0) 2.85 (1.4) 5.00 (0) 3.27 (1.32) 4.94 (0.31)
14. refer for advanced care 4.75 (0.45) 5.00 (0) 4.45 (0.82) 5.00 (0) 3.4 (1.27)) 5.00 (0) 3.69 (1.22) 4.89 (0.57)
15. advise parents about care at home 4.92 (0.29) 5.00 (0) 4.09 (1.30) 5.00 (0) 4.15 (1.08) 5.00 (0) 4.00 (1.10) 4.92 (0.37)
  1. n = 11 for pre-confidence assessment