Comparison between the Impacts of E-Learning and Booklet Education on Nulliparous Women’s Satisfaction about Postpartum Care

Document Type : Original Article


M.Sc. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.


Introduction: Clients satisfaction is a valuable means to assess the performance of the planners and executive authorities of health and treatment system and lead to plan for promotion of the ways for providing the care services. The aim of this study was determining the effect of E-learning education on nulliparous women’s satisfaction about postpartum cares.
Methods: This prospective quasi-experimental study was carried out on 72 nulliparous women in postpartum period who referred to Beheshti hospital in Isfahn, Iran in 2012-2013. Subjects were divided randomly into two groups of experimental (electronic) and control (booklet) groups. Women’s satisfaction questionnaire about postpartum cares was completed by both groups before and 2 weeks after education. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 11.5, t-test and paired t-test. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: No significant difference was observed in satisfaction scores of two educational groups before intervention (p=0.030), while the difference between the scores of two groups was statistically significant 2 weeks after intervention (p=0.010). Also there was a significant correlation between the rate of changes in increased satisfaction in two groups (p=0.014).
Conclusion: E-learning program can increase the satisfaction level in nulliparous women during the postpartum period.