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Using BASNEF Model: The Effect of an Educational Program on choice the mode of delivery in pregnant women in Sirjan, Iran

Mehri Hashemi, Abbas Zangiabadi, Hamid Shahdadi, Reza Sadeghi


The aim of the present study is to Determine the Effect of Education Based on BASNEF Model on choice the mode of delivery in pregnant women covered by health centers of Sirjan, Iran in 2016.This was a quasi-experimental intervention study. 160 pregnant women 20-45 years old attending health centers in Sirjan city, were selected to participate in this study (80 in intervention group and 80 in control group). The intervention was conducted over four sessions in 60 minutes. Data were collected by a validated and reliable questionnaire about BASNEF Model (33 questions) and also a checklist about Practice before intervention and three months after intervention. Data was analyzed by chi-square, fisher's exact, paired t-test, independent t-test and McNamara. The mean± SD age of participants In the intervention and control groups were respectively 21.91±2.49 & 22.09±2.21. After intervention, knowledge scores increased significantly in both intervention and control group. attitude, subjective norms and enabling factors increased significantly in the intervention group compared to the control group (P<0.001). But, there was no increase or significant difference in the control group. Also scores of Practice increased significantly in the intervention group compared to the control group (P<0.001). Vaginal delivery rate in the intervention group increased from 49/5% to 78/5%. BASNEF Model was effective in educating the Vaginal delivery in pregnant women.


BASNEF Model, Health Education, Mode of Delivery, Iran

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