Nursing Support and Satisfaction During Labor Among Bangladeshi Primiparous Mothers


  • ซาฮานารา อักเตอร์ Nursing Instructor, Nursing Institute, Chandpur, Bangladesh
  • ปิยะนุช ชูโต Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • นงลักษณ์ เฉลิมสุข Instructor, Faculty of Nursing Chiang Mia University, Thailand


Nursing support, satisfaction during labor, primiparous mothers


Childbirth is a highly joyful experience and a universally celebrated event. On the other hand, it is a frightening experience for many mothers, especially primiparous mothers. This descriptive study aimed to examine Bangladeshi primiparous mothers’ perceived nursing support and satisfaction during labor. Data were collected among 82 primiparous mothers from a general secondary hospital in Southern part of Bangladesh, April to May, 2015, by using the Bryanton Adaption of the Nurses Support in Labor Questionnaire [BANSILQ] (Bryanton et al., 1994) and the Birth Satisfaction Scale Revised [BSS-R] (Martin & Martin, 2014). The internal consistency reliability of this questionnaire was found, and Cronbach's alpha coefficients of .81 and .82 were measured, respectively. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and Pearson product moment correlational statistics via SPSS version 13.0.

The study results showed that primiparous mothers perceived a moderate level of nursing support (= 85.28, SD = 6.88) and a moderate level of satisfaction during labor (= 32.22, SD = 2.31). There was no correlation between nursing support and satisfaction during labor. These findings suggest that hospital authorities and nurses should be concerned the role to provide quality nursing support and to improve their satisfaction during labor.


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