Référence bibliographique 
de Pierrepont, Catherine, Brassard, Audrey, Lessard, Isabelle, Gingras, Anne-Sophie et Péloquin, Katherine. 2021. «Testing an Online Training Session on Couples’ Perinatal Sexual Changes Among Health Care Professionals and Paraprofessionals ». Midwifery and Women’s Health, vol. 66, no 2, p. 218-226.
«[T]he goal of this study was the development, implementation, and evaluation of a new online training session that addressed heterosexual couples’ perinatal sexual changes. The training was designed for perinatal health care professionals (nurses and midwives) and paraprofessionals (doulas).» (p. 219)
The sample were constituted of «20 nurses (27.0%), 20 midwives (27.0%), and 34 doulas (45.9%). All 74 participants were from Quebec, Canada, and were aged between 21 and 65 years […].» (p. 221) They were recruited to assess the web-based platform Qualtrics. To do so, they completed 4 stages of the research project over the course of 2 months, that comprised a 2-hour online training session.
Type de traitement des données :
«The findings of this study suggest that a 2-hour online training session on couples’ perinatal sexual changes can have a positive impact on the professional practice of health care professionals and paraprofessionals in the short term (one month). The results indicate that after participation in this novel online training session, midwives, nurses, and doulas had better knowledge of sexual changes and problems in the perinatal period and had more positive attitudes toward including and discussing perinatal sexual changes and problems with patients during professional consultations, which translated into more comfort, openness, flexibility, and a sense of competence regarding counseling skills related to the subject. Perinatal health care providers also showed better perceived counseling skills in professional consultations: after training, they felt it was more necessary to include discussions and consultations about couples’ perinatal sexual changes in their regular practice, they felt more comfortable doing so, they reported higher intentions to do so, and they felt they were better equipped and able to do so. Moreover, participants engaged in significantly more active discussions around couples’ perinatal sexuality with their patients after the training, feeling that lack of knowledge, lack of training, and discomfort regarding sexuality had decreased as barriers to discussions.» (p. 222-223)