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Journal:   SHIRAZ E MEDICAL JOURNAL   MARCH 2016 , Volume 17 , Number 3; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR NONMEDICAL STUDENTS IN IRAN: A QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL PRE-TEST, POST-TEST RESEARCH

 
 
Author(s):  YARI FATEMEH, BEHBOODI MOGHADAM ZAHRA*, PARVIZI SOROR, DEHGHAN NAYERI NAHID, REZAEI ELHAM, SAADAT MINA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Young people age 10 - 25 are an important population to evaluate the female youth educational program essential to the prevention of issues related to reproductive health.
Objectives: This study evaluated the effectiveness of the education program for improving university student’s reproductive health.
Patients and Methods: This quantitative study was conducted in Iran from July 2014 to March 2015. The questionnaire addressed socio-demographic features, knowledge of reproductive problems, and attitudes. Program effectiveness was examined using a quasi-experimental research design with pre-intervention and post-intervention. Data from questionnaires was collected preintervention and post-intervention from 150 female students.
Results: In this study, results showed that an intervention and education program had a significant effect on several issues related to reproductive health. Most participants stressed the need to provide reproductive health services for young girls.
Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that the reproductive health education program improved the students’ knowledge and attitudes about sexuality and decision-making after the program and that these educational programs are important for youths.

 
Keyword(s): YOUNG, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, EDUCATION PROGRAM
 
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