CHANGES IN THE GIRLS’ AWARENESS ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AFTER PREMARTIAL EDUCATION BY THE PREMARTIAL COUNSELING CENTER IN GARMSAR CITY, IRANAbstract
Awareness of reproductive health is rights of humans and lack of accurate notification will lead to numerous complications.Pre-marriage is one of the best times to training of these issues. Therefore, this study was done in order to evaluation the effects of premarital education on the girls’ awareness about reproductive health. In this semi-experimental study, 152of womens that participated in courses at marriage counseling center were selected with consecutive sampling method in Garmsar city, Iran in 2012.Data were collected by a questionnaire containing demographic (contains two sections: demographic characteristics and reproductive health) in two stages of pre and post of test. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. According to the findings of this research, the average of girls’ age was 22.41± 3.22 and 55.3% of them, had college education and 53.9% of them were housewives. The mean score of awareness about reproductive health before the education, was 12.81±33.3 that increased to the 17.81±. 2.587after training and this difference was statistically significant (p= 0.000).As well as level of satisfaction of participants (92.1%) was very good.The findings of this study showed that premarital counseling programs effected on the girls’ awareness about reproductive health, and participants were satisfied for the manners of holding course using of teaching aids.
Maryam Rezaeyan and Habibeh Morteza *
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University Branch of Borujerd, Lorestan, Iran
27 July, 2016
30 August, 2016
31 October, 2016
01 January, 2017