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Ebrahimipour H, Jalambadany Z, Peyman N, Ismaili H, Vafaii Najjar A. Effect of sex education, based on the theory of planned behavior, on the sexual function of the woman attending Mashhad health centers . J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2013; 20 (1) :58-67
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1236-en.html
1- department of health and management, school of public health, University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- , school of health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , jalambadaniz @gmail.com
3- department of biostatistics, school of public health, University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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Background and Aim: More than half of the sexual problems which cause family life abolishment and marital relationships are due to insufficient knowledge or erroneous beliefs about sexual relationships. Theory of Planned Behavior is one of the important theories that explains the main process of adopting health behaviors.


The present study investigated the effect of sex education, based on Theory of Planned Behavior, on the sexual function of married women referring to Mashhad healthcare centers (H.C.C).


Materials and Methods: In this Semi experimental study, 80 of women visiting 5 H.C.C of Mashhad were selected and assessed through semi-experimental method. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire used were determined through face and content validity and through Cronbach’s alpha and test-retest respectively. The obtained data was analyzed by SPSS software (V: 11.5) using statistical tests Spearman's correlation coefficient, and regression analysis.


Results: After educational intervention, the average rates of knowledge, attitude, perceived behavioral control and intention of sexual functioning in the sex education group significantly increased (P<0.05) the mentioned changes were not significant in the control group. Besides, a significant statistical difference was not observed in abstract norms between the two groups after intervention.


Conclusion: Regarding the effect of education in promoting women's sexual function, it is suggested that sexual function promotion workshops for couples should be held in health centers with the aim of preventing sexual problems.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2012/09/17 | Accepted: 2013/01/30 | ePublished: 2016/03/10

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