Volume 21, Issue 2 (7-2013)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2013, 21(2): 21-31 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Today, mothers affected by different factors has lost their tendency to breastfeeding and started artificial feeding which imposes lots of problems to the society, family and children. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of educational program based on theory of planned behavior on feeding methods selected by mothers referred to the health centers of Shahrood city.

Methods: This interventional study was done on 60 pregnant women who had referred to health centers of Shahrood city in 1390. After doing the initial test by the use of a questionnaire, education of intervention group was started. One month later, another test was performed on both groups.

Result: The findings of study indicated that after the educational intervention, there were significant differences between the mean scores of intervention and control group members in their knowledge, evaluation of outcomes, perceived behavior control and approach, subjective norms and behavioral intention (P<0/05).

Conclusion: This study demonstrated that educating pregnant women based on theory of planned behavior was effective in encouraging them to breastfeeding, thus it is recommended to use this educational method to persuade mothers to breastfeeding.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Accepted: 2016/02/14 | Published: 2016/02/14

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