Effect of virtual reality for increasing midwives skills in intra uterine device training

Intan Gumilang Pratiwi, Baiq Yuni Fitri Hamidiyanti, Achmad Arifin, Ristrini, Adang Bachtiar, Gurendro Putro

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Objective: To analyze the application of virtual reality (VR) technology to increase midwives' skills in installing intrauterine device (IUD). Methodology: This study was carried out at West sNusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia from 1 st August to 31 August 2020. Demographic profile was recorded including age and length of work. It included 60 midwives, divided into two groups; 30 intervention groups were trained to insert IUD with VR and 30 control groups attended conventional training using lecture and demonstration methods. A pre-test was carried out, given birth planning material, then in the VR group, they were given IUD training using VR with a duration of 15 minutes per participant. Then the skills of the two groups were measured using a check list and compared. The statistical test was carried out by using an unpaired t test. Result: Mean age of midwives in two groups not much different (p=0.74). There was no difference in the average length of work in two groups (p=0.87). After trai ni ng, i nterventi on group (133.87) had an average that is greater than the average after training the intervention group (131.97) (p=0.000). Conclusion: Virtual reality can increase midwives skills. (Rawal Med J 202;46:866-868).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-868
Number of pages3
JournalRawal Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • IUD
  • Midwives
  • Training
  • Virtual Reality


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