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Analysis Study Research Paper | Medical Science | Philippines | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Level of Support during Labor and Delivery by Health Care Professionals at Sulu Provincial Hospital
Elenita Y. Concepcion-Tan
Abstract: The study was conducted to determine the level of support during labor and delivery by healthcare professionals. A descriptive-correlational survey methodology was used in this study's quantitative research approach to answer the issues it posed. The information's primary source was used. The study included 15 healthcare professionals and 40 post-partum mothers who delivered through normal spontaneous vaginal delivery, admitted between the periods of October 20 to November 16 at the delivery room of the Sulu Provincial Hospital-Integrated Provincial Health Office. A total of 55 respondents participated and convenience non-probability sampling was employed to obtain the number of participants. The gathered numerical data were analyzed quantitatively through frequency counts and percentages, weighted mean, independent sample t-test, and multiple regressions. In this study, healthcare professionals employed in the delivery room of SPH-IPHO are young and middle age adults, educationally well trained in nursing care skills having graduated from private schools, with enough work experience in nursing services from 10 years and above, and the majority of their working status are contractual. Findings show that healthcare professionals perceived themselves as highly supportive and exerting their efforts to support the mothers all through the four stages of labor in terms of physical, emotional, and informational support. On the other hand, the mothers who have been assisted by the health care professionals were also given questionnaires to gather their perceptions on the level of support given to them, and the results reveal that they are highly supportive in all categories: physical, emotional, and informational. The level of physical support extended to mothers as self-assessed by the health care professionals did not differ significantly from their perception of the assistance that they acknowledged throughout labor and delivery. The results of this study may be an eye-opener or/ a tool for evaluating the performance of the workforce in the delivery room and may lead to the improvement of labor and delivery nursing care to encourage harmless, actual, and substantial evidence-based childbearing care at SPH-IPHO.
Keywords: Level of Support, Labor, Delivery, Health Care, Health Care Professionals, Sulu Provincial Hospital
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 547 - 555