Volume 14, Issue 4 (winter 2011)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2011, 14(4): 71-76 | Back to browse issues page

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Ajh N, Sabet ghadam S, yonesian M. The effect of health education on the rate of cesarean section. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2011; 14 (4) :71-76
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1040-en.html
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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.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing & Midwifery

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