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Fereshteh Najafi Corresponding Author
- Department of Society Health, Faculty of Nursing, Zahedan University of Medical Science, Zahedan, Iran
Fazlollah Ghofranipour
- Department of Health Education, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Fatemeh Rakhshani
- Public Health Department, Faculty of Health, Zahedan Medical Sciences University, Zahedan, Iran
Anooshirvan Kazemnejad
- Department of Biostatistics, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Received: 1/1/2003 Accepted: 1/1/2003 - Publisher : Avicenna Research Institute

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Abstract

Male involvement is one of the main factors in good performance of family planning programs, and interspouse communication appears to be a precondition for its success. A quasi-experimental study (before and after counseling) was conducted in Zahedan in 2002, to investigate the effect of group-counseling with women on KAP of their husbands concerning family planning. Forty four women with two or more children who had not used contraception were selected by non-probability sampling from 3 health centers. After completing a questionnaire asked from women and their husbands and determining their educational needs, women in 5 groups, 8 members, each participated 3 Counseling sessions. The program was evaluated one month after intervention (by a questionnaire and a checklist). T-Paired Test showed that mean scores of knowledge and attitude of women and their husbands before and after intervention were significantly different (P<000.1 ). after intervention, 43% of cases selected one of the contraceptive methods (p<0.00001). findings showed that we can improve the kap of husbands regarding family planning by appropriate counseling of women.< pan>


Keywords: Group counseling, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Family planning


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