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ERIC Number: EJ1156149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Effect of Educational Package on Lifestyle of Primiparous Mothers during Postpartum Period: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Mirghafourvand, Mojgan; KamaliFard, Mahin; Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Sakineh; Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad
Health Education Research, v32 n5 p399-411 Oct 2017
A healthy lifestyle is important for mothers during the postpartum period. This study was conducted to determine the effects of a lifestyle educational package in primiparous women. This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 220 mothers assigned to two groups using block randomization. In the intervention group, the mothers received face-to-face, phone and SMS counseling and a booklet in addition to routine postpartum training; in the control group, the mothers received only routine training. The Health Behaviors Questionnaire, a Food Frequency Questionnaire and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire were used for data collection. There were no significant differences between the two groups 6 weeks after delivery in terms of physical activity level and nutritional status (P > 0.05) except for the mean consumption of milk and dairy, which was higher in the intervention group (P = 0.041). Training significantly improved certain health behaviors in the intervention group compared to the controls, such as the first time brushing the teeth after delivery, the frequency of sun exposure, the frequency of ventilating the home, keeping warm and iron supplementation. The training provided positively affected certain health behaviors in the mothers; however, it failed to improve their physical activity level and nutritional status.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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