Evaluating the results of mentorship training for community midwives in Sindh, Pakistan

Amber Hussain Sayani, Rafat Jan, Susan Lennox, Yasmin Jan Mohammad, Safia Awan

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Aims The aim of the study was to measure the impact of the mentorship training on the community midwives' knowledge, perceptions, and willingness to mentor. Methods A quasi-experimental pre- and post-design was used. A total of 50 community midwives were educated about mentorship, and data were collected through pre- and post-test questionnaires, and a 3-month follow-up. Findings There was a significant improvement in the knowledge of community midwives about mentorship (P=<0.001) and their willingness to mentor (P=<0.001). Their perceptions about the cost versus benefit of mentoring had improved (P=<0.001). During the follow-up, the majority of participants reported that they had begun working as a mentor. Conclusions Mentorship training was found to be effective in improving the knowledge, perceptions, and willingness of community midwives to mentor. A larger study in a different area of Pakistan is also recommended using a similar scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-518
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Community midwives
  • Mentorship
  • Pakistan
  • Training


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