Volume 16, Issue 5 (September-October 2017)                   Payesh 2017, 16(5): 627-635 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Hamadan University of Medical Sciences Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (2066 Views)
Objective (s): mothers are usually the girls’ first teachers. Thus educating mothers can be a major contribution to the prevention of reproductive health complications in future generations. The present study investigated the effect of educating mothers on the girls' knowledge level of reproductive health.
Methods: The present interventional study was conducted on 120 Iranian girls studying in secondary schools and their mothers. Sampling was performed through two-step cluster sampling method. Before the intervention, mothers’ and girls' knowledge of reproductive health was measured by using a questionnaire prepared based on the World Health Organization's questionnaire. The mothers of the intervention group participated in 4 sessions for 4 weeks and received the necessary information about reproductive health. After three-months period, the questionnaires were once more completed by all the girls in both intervention and control groups.
Results: Mothers were the main source of information for the girls in both the intervention (61.7%) and the control group (55%). There was a significant difference between mean scores of the girls' knowledge before (11.63±4.37) and 3 months after their mother’s education (30.60±1.49), but the change was not significant in control group.
Conclusion: Educating mothers could significantly increase the girls' levels of knowledge of the primary fundamentals of reproductive health.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2017/09/25 | ePublished ahead of print: 2017/10/2 | Published: 2017/09/15

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