J Korean Acad Nurs.  2005 Feb;35(1):165-176.

Development and Evaluation of a Web-based Support Program for the Maternal Role of Primiparas

  • 1Department of Nursing, Kyungbok College, Korea. jskim@kyungbok.ac.kr


PURPOSE: This study was conducted to develop and evaluate a Web-based program for the maternal role of primiparas who use the internet. METHOD: The study process was a systems requirements analysis, design and development of a program, program testing by experts, program implementation, and program evaluation by users. A nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design was used. The data was collected from October 5th, 2002 to February 24th, 2003. RESULT: 1. Based on inquiries into mothers' needs, a Web-based support program was developed. The program was then modified from feedback received from experts. 2. In a sub-scale analysis of mothers' perception of a baby, amenability and persistence was significantly higher in the intervention group. The differences in the mean score of maternal self-confidence and maternal satisfaction were significant. 3. Cyber counseling was done for a total of 73 cases and the most frequent problems for counseling were feeding and nutrition (28.8%), followed by baby care, and health problems. CONCLUSION: It was proven that a Web-based support program provided appropriate support to primiparas and was effective in promoting their maternal role. Therefore, this study suggests that a Web-based support program for primiparas can become a powerful nursing intervention on virtually all mother and infant health concerns.


Primiparity; Role; World Wide Web; Program development and evaluation

MeSH Terms

*Maternal Behavior
Infant, Newborn
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