Impacts of Online and Group Perinatal Education: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol for the Optimization of Perinatal Health Services
Référence bibliographique 
Roch, Geneviève, Borgès Da Silva, Roxane, de Montigny, Francine, Witteman, Holly O., Pierce, Tamarha, Semenic, Semenic, Poissant, Julie, Parent, André-Anne, White, Deena, Chaillet, Nills, Dubois, Carl-Andy, Ouimet, Mathieu, Lapointe, Geneviève, Turcotte, Stéphane, Prud’homme, Alexandre, Painchaud Guérard, Geneviève et Gagnon, Marie-Pierre. 2018. «Impacts of Online and Group Perinatal Education: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol for the Optimization of Perinatal Health Services ». BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, no 1, p. 1-8.
Intentions : This article presents a prospective project which aims «to evaluate the impacts of group prenatal education and online prenatal education provided or recommended by health and social services centers on health determinants and users’ health status, as well as on networks of perinatal educational services maintained with community-based partners.» (p. 2)
Échantillon/Matériau : «The study will be conducted within the geographic territories covered by two health and social services centers located in adjacent regions in the province of Québec, Canada, with an approximate total area of 34,000 km2 and total population of 1,162,000 inhabitants.» (p. 3) «An ongoing longitudinal study conducted by our research team with new parents in the Québec region allows us to expect a participation rate of 80% for partners and a retention rate of 70% at the end of the three measuring times. An initial sample size of 795 pregnant women and up to 795 partners is therefore anticipated.» (p. 5)
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
«This study will be one of the first to consider the impacts of online prenatal education on different health determinants and perinatal health status in a Canadian context. This will allow for important knowledge acquisition regarding the impact of online prenatal education as a new technological service delivery model compared to an absence of group prenatal education in some health and social services centers settings. Indicators related to the complementarity of group and online prenatal education and those available in a community setting will refine our understanding of regional perinatal services networks. As studies involving future fathers or partners are uncommon, although their involvement in perinatal period is strongly recommended […], results will also indicate how group and online prenatal education can contribute to their well-being and that of their family. This project also has the potential to improve harmonization of group prenatal education and the user-friendliness of online prenatal education. This could potentially improve nurses’ professional practices, as well as those of other health professionals and community stakeholders involved in perinatal education. The partnership approach will assist in the development of a measurement culture and support decision-making regarding service organization and delivery models of prenatal education in Québec as well as other Canadian provinces where online prenatal education are provided, in order to optimize perinatal health services.» (p. 7)