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Honari F, Miri M, Moasheri B N. Evaluating the effect of educational intervention based on Theory of Planned Behavior on prenatal care of addicted pregnant women. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2016; 23 (1) :67-77
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1997-en.html

1- MSc Student Health Education and Health Promotion. Social Determinant of Health Research Center,School of Health, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Social Determination of Health Research Center, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , miri_moh2516@yahoo.com
3- Instructor, MSc of community health, Social Determinant of Health Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.
Abstract:   (5138 Views)

Background and Aim: Using drugs during pregnancy is one of the most important health concerns Prenatal care is crucial in addicted women and thus educational interventions are required. In the present study, the effectiveness of an educational intervention based on ‘Theory of Planned Behavior’ on prenatal care of addicted women was evaluated.

Materials and Methods: This randomized field- trial study was performed on 46 pregnant addicted women who were randomly divided into equal experimental and control groups. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire used had been confirmed. before, immediately after, and two months after the intervention in both groups. The intervention consisted of 6 sessions, based on the theory of planned behavior, which was implemented for the experimental group. Data analysis was performed using. independent t- test, Anova and Fisher’s exact test. The obtained results were interpreted at the significant level 0.05.

Results: It was found that a significant increase in the mean change in attitude, intention, and perceived behavioral control before and immediately after the intervention in the experimental group compared to the control one (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The results of the study showed the effectiveness of the education based on the theory of planned behavior on the attitude, perceived behavioral control, and behavioral intention associated with prenatal care.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2015/12/5 | Accepted: 2016/02/2 | Published: 2016/05/2

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