Hungarian midwives and their practice: a national survey.

Academic Article


  • In 1975 the Hungarian educational system for midwives was shortened from a three year programme to one of ten months duration in order to provide a more immediate supply of midwives in a relatively short period of time, and to reduce the costs associated with midwifery education. Ten years after the educational programme change, a national survey of Hungarian midwives (n = 290) was conducted by the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization and the Hungarian Ministry of Health. This study describes the effects of the two educational programmes and years of practice on Hungarian midwives' self-perception of competency, satisfaction and summative score of responsibility and autonomy. Significantly different group mean scores on variables related to competency and satisfaction were found for the two groups.
  • Authors

  • Farrell, M
  • Harkless, Gene
  • Orzack, LH
  • Houd, S
  • Oakley, A
  • Sovenyi, C
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 1994
  • Published In

  • Midwifery  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult
  • Data Collection
  • Education, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Hungary
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Professional Autonomy
  • Professional Competence
  • Self Concept
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 8057958
  • Start Page

  • 67
  • End Page

  • 72
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 2