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mozafari S, shamsi M, roozbehani N, ranjbaran M. The Assessment of the Theory of Planned Behavior Constructs in Relation to Self-Medication Preventive Behaviors in Mothers of Children under 6 Years Azadshahr 2014. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2015; 23 (2) :15-23
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  Background: Since the self -medication it can make an important problem for the individual and society. Especially in young children due to the fact that the development were double importance , the aim of this study was to measure the theoretical constructs theory of planned behavior model in behavior has been investigated.

  Methods: This is an analytical and cross-sectional study that was carried out on 231 mothers of children under 6 years of attending urban health centers , city Azadshahr . Sampling performed as cluster in 2014. Data collection , via questionnaire , including information and construct theory of planned behavior is that attitudes , subjective norms , perceived behavioral control and behavioral intention and performance was reliability , validity and reliability , before the study was conducted and data finallay analyzed through SPSS/22.

  Result: Based on finding the mean and standard deviation of knowledge (61.31±16.82), attitude (74.13±11.23), subjective norm (72.74±9.1), perceived behavioral control (75.74±9.9), behavioral intention (85.32±11.82), practice (85.84±12.89) observed. The direct and significant correlation was observed between practice and attitude (p=0.019, r-0.15). Between attitudes and other constructs were significantly correlated with performance (p<0.05).

  Conclusion: The results of this study the direct correlation between attitude and behavior it is proposed to amend the design of self- medication interventions emphasizing positive attitude and the consequences of maternal behavior and negative consequences caused by self-medication in children be considered .

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2015/03/13 | Accepted: 2015/04/26 | Published: 2015/07/11

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