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Table 2 Implementation and effect of prenatal education curriculum among mothers of infants in different level hospitals (n = 175)

From: The effect of prenatal education curriculum on mother’s prenatal examination utilization, delivery mode and recovery status: a cross-sectional survey in China

Content Province n (%) City n (%) County n (%) Total n (%) P*
Information provided by prenatal education curriculum you participated
Prenatal examination and neonatal screening 41 (63.1) 33 (73.3) 48 (77.4) 122 (69.7) 0.192
Instructions on diet and nutrition during perinatal period 45 (69.2) 36 (80.0) 52 (83.9) 133 (76.0) 0.127
Knowledge about health care during pregnancy 39 (60.0) 28 (62.2) 47 (75.8) 114 (65.1) 0.129
Psychological guide during perinatal period 32 (49.2) 21 (46.7) 41 (66.1) 94 (53.7) 0.073
Choice of delivery mode 41 (63.1) 31 (68.9) 44 (71.0) 116 (66.3) 0.617
Common symptoms and treatments during pregnancy 31 (47.7) 24 (53.3) 38 (61.3) 93 (53.1) 0.309
Benefit and approaches of breastfeeding 46 (70.8) 28 (62.2) 49 (79.0) 123 (70.3) 0.171
Advices on recovery and contraception after delivering 28 (43.1) 15 (33.3) 41 (66.1) 84 (48.0) 0.002
None of the above 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1.6) 1 (0.6) 0.622
Forms of prenatal education curriculum you participated
Lecture 64 (95.5) 40 (88.9) 58 (93.5) 162 (92.6) 0.445
Group discussion 33 (43.9) 23 (51.1) 39 (62.9) 95 (54.3) 0.257
Video 37 (55.2) 23 (51.1) 45 (72.6) 105 (60.0) 0.043
Demonstration and practice 36 (53.7) 27 (60.0) 39 (62.9) 102 (58.3) 0.563
Promotional materials 40 (59.7) 29 (64.4) 44 (71.0) 113 (64.6) 0.42
Effect of prenatal education curriculum on mothers of infants
Know more about prenatal examination 65 (100) 41 (91.1) 59 (95.2) 165 (94.3) 0.051
Know more about health care knowledge 61 (93.8) 39 (86.7) 58 (93.5) 158 (90.3) 0.482
Feel more confidence on natural delivery 62 (93.9) 38 (86.4) 52 (83.9) 152 (86.9) 0.273
Know more about the role of doctors and nurses 57 (90.5) 34 (75.6) 51 (82.3) 142 (81.1) 0.045
Feel less fear of delivery 59 (92.2) 38 (84.4) 54 (87.1) 151 (86.3) 0.422
Know more about the benefits and approaches 60 (92.3) 42 (95.5) 60 (96.8) 162 (92.6) 0.742
Know more about how to recovery well after delivery 53 (81.5) 38 (84.4) 56 (90.3) 147 (84.0) 0.777
Can communicate better with the doctors 55 (84.6) 41 (91.1) 52 (83.9) 148 (84.6) 0.295
Feel more trust in doctors 56 (86.2) 39 (86.7) 53 (85.5) 148 (84.6) 0.41
Feel more trust in hospitals 56 (86.2) 38 (84.4) 51 (82.3) 145 (82.9) 0.174
  1. * Fisher’s exact test was used