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Audiology - Communication Research

versão On-line ISSN 2317-6431


MEDEIROS, Andréa Monteiro Correia et al. Content analysis and appearance of the speech therapy protocol of accompanying – breastfeeding. Audiol., Commun. Res. [online]. 2018, vol.23, e1921.  Epub 11-Out-2018. ISSN 2317-6431.


Analyse the content and the appearance of the Speech Therapy monitoring protocol of breastfeeding; elaborating an instructional guide for it.


Exploratory type quantitative study. Five evaluators participated in the study, with a broad experience in Speech Therapy related to Neonatology, who analyzed the content and appearance of the protocol that addresses maternal, neonatal and mother-infant dyad aspects, as well as general and Speech Language Therapy specific guidelines related to Breastfeeding. Statistical analysis was performed using the Validity and Content Index, with concordance level of 70%. In the second round, the instrument was analyzed by the same evaluators, using the Likert scale, with five positions (I fully agree, agree, disregard, disagree and totally disagree).


There were fifteen items added, seven modified, five excluded, and one added topic. A high level of agreement was obtained, with the answers distributed in agreed and fully agreed (92% -content and 100% - appearance). The description of the instructional guide was made from the analyzes version of the protocol.


The content analysis and appearance of the protocol, as well as the elaboration of its instructional guide, intend to use in a consistent and systematic way in the speech-therapy field related to breastfeeding, addressing both the evaluation recording and the monitoring of the mother-infant dyad - born in the breastfeeding situation. It is important to carry out the next steps of protocol validation.

Palavras-chave : Breast feeding; Speech-language therapy; Data accuracy; Validation studies; Health promotion.

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