:: Volume 11, Issue 12 (February 2018) ::
Qom Univ Med Sci J 2018, 11(12): 35-42 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Childbirth Preparation Classes on Knowledge and Attitude towards Mode of Delivery among Pregnant Women in Qom City (Iran)
Samira Mokhlesi * 1, Siamak Mohebi 2, Fatemehm Omenzadeh 2
1- Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Qom branch, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran. , samira.mokhlesi
2- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: In many cases, lack of knowledge, false beliefs and attitudes, and fear of vaginal delivery determines the mode of delivery. This research aimed to evaluate the effect of childbirth preparation classes on knowledge and attitudes toward mode of delivery.
Methods: In this interventional study, 160 pregnant mothers were assigned to two groups of participant in childbirth preparation classes and routine pregnancy care. Data collection tools were demographic questionnaire, attitude toward mode of delivery, and researcher-made questionnaire on knowledge about mode of delivery. The questionnaire was completed in three phases.
Results: Knowledge and attitude score before intervention, was not significantly different between the two groups, but the mean score of knowledge and attitude in the experimental group immediately after intervention as well as after delivery, was significantly higher than the mean score of knowledge and attitude in the control group. According to the results of ANOVA with repeated observations, there was a significant difference between the mean score of attitude and the mean score of knowledge in the experimental group before, immediately after education, and after delivery.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that the trainings provided in childbirth classes can improve the level of knowledge and attitude toward type of delivery.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Pregnancy, Qom, Iran.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: مامایی
Received: 2017/05/1 | Accepted: 2017/10/31 | Published: 2018/02/19

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