Volume 17, Number 6 (1-2014)                   hmj 2014, 17(6): 531-539 | Back to browse issues page


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Shahraki Sanavi F, Navidian A, Rakhshani F, Ansari-Moghaddam A. The effect of education on base the Theory of Planned Behavior toward normal delivery in pregnant women with intention elective cesarean. hmj. 2014; 17 (6) :531-539
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1128-en.html

Department of Health Education
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Introduction: Finding an appropriate training method for encouraging pregnant women toward performing vaginal delivery is necessary because of increasing growth of cesarean and its associated complications. Methods: This semi- experimental study was carried out on a sample of 200 pregnant women who referred to the obstetrics offices of Zahedan during winter 2010 to summer 2011 by using non- probability sampling. Intervention group received training according to theory of planned behavior. After doing pretest using a validated and reliable questionnaire in both groups. Post- test was conducted after one month in both study groups. T-test, Chi-Square and Logestic regression were used for data analysis. Results: Findings showed a significant statistical differences between two groups’ knowledge, attitude and perceived behavior control, subjective norms and behavior scores after intervention (P<0.001). Regression analysis revealed that behavioral intention and perceived control were two greatest predictors of behavior. Overall, natural delivery was seen in 22% of women in intervention group compared with 4% in control group. Conclusion: The study finding showed that, education based on theory of planned behavior significantly increased natural delivery among study participants. Accordingly, it is recommended to adapt a policy which pregnant women to receive elective cesarean section training packages according to this theory and attend related group discussions
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/01/7 | Accepted: 2014/01/7 | Published: 2014/01/7

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