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The effect of education based on health belief model on promotion of physical puberty health among teen girls in welfare boarding centers in Tehran

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Author(s): Shayesteh Shirzadi | Davoud Shojaeezadeh | Mohammad Hossein Taghdisi | Fatemeh Hosseini

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Health education | Health belief model | Physical puberty health | Female adolescents | Welfare boarding centers

ABSTRACT
Background and Aim: Puberty as a stage of life is an important developmental process. Teen girls have numerous health care needs and their specific issues should be considered. This study mainly aimed to determine the impact of education based on health belief model on promotion of physical puberty health among female teenagers who were residents in welfare boarding centers in Tehran city. Materials and Methods:  It was a quasi-experimental intervention study, conducted in welfare boarding centers of Tehran city among inhabitant girls with 12 to 19 years old. All eligible persons were selected (n=61). Data collection tool was a questionnaire including demographic information, health belief components, physical function during menstruation, completed before and one month after training by interview. Educational intervention was implemented in 3 months. Data was analyzed by Wilcoxon statistical test using SPSS16 software. Results: After educational intervention, perceived severity (p
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