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Rastegari L, Mohebbi P, Jafari E, Mazlomzadeh S. Effects of child birth preparation classes on parous womens’ attitude toward child birth. PCNM. 2016; 6 (2) :36-44
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/nmcjournal/article-1-259-en.html
MSc. Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjzn University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Pregnancy includes a temporary stress, and if not managed well, it becomes a prolonged problem which causes the mother and the family great distress. Some results show that training has a significant effect on reducing anxiety, pain and duration of labor. Mothers trained as compared with the control group experienced less pain and anxiety. This study aimed to investigate the effect of childbirth preparation classes on childbirth attitude in parous women at Zanjan.

Materials and Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study. A sample of 60 parous women were divided into two 30-member groups. The case group attended childbirth preparation classes, whereas the control group received only standard antenatal care. Questionnaires were completed one hour after delivery in postpartum delivery room by the lead researcher with face to face interviews. The Child Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ) was also used. To analyse the data, we used t-test and on way anova, and SPSS 19.

Results: The mean score of the case group was 34.87±9 and that of the control group was 34.43±9.31. Independent t-test showed no significant difference between the two groups.

Conclusion: We recommend that prenatal preparation classes be held to change parous women's attitude towards childbirth.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2016/08/22 | Published: 2016/08/22

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