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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF QAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2011 , Volume 14 , Number 4 (57); Page(s) 72 To 76.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF HEALTH EDUCATION ON THE RATE OF CESAREAN SECTION

 
 
Author(s):  AZH N.*, SABET GHADAM SHADI, YOUNESIAN MASOUD
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, QAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BAHONAR BLVD, QAZVIN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: There is growing rise in rate of annual cesarean delivery worldwide. Considering the morbidity associated with cesarean section, a safe preventive strategy to reduce the use of this procedure is needed.
Objective: To estimate the effect of health education on the rate of cesarean section.
Methods: In an interventional study 440 pregnant women were randomly divided into 2 groups. The first group attended the educational classes while given usual prenatal care whereas the second group received the standard prenatal care alone. A month following delivery, every member of both groups was interviewed and a questionnaire completed by health care officer.
Findings: While the total rate of cesarean section was 59.8%, the rate of c/s among the first and second groups was 41.41% and 74.8%, respectively. Also, the rate of elective c/s was 14.63% among the first group and 54.14% in second group.
Conclusion: Providing pregnant women with a prenatal educational supportive course could reduce the rate of cesarean section.
 
Keyword(s): VAGINAL DELIVERY PROCEDURE, CESAREAN SECTION, EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTIVE CLASSES, PRENATAL CARE
 
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