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Rahimi Bashar M. Study Educational Needs of Mothers on Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Its Complications. jour guilan uni med sci. 2006; 15 (59) :38-46
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Abstract Introduction: Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart diseases are among the chronic diseases. Rheumatic fever is the most common heart disease in children and young adults especially in the developing countries. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the educational needs of mothers referring to the Health and Treatment Centers of Lahijan-City for prevention of rheumatic fever and its complications and to prepare an educational pamphlet on the basis of research findings. Materials and Methods: This research is a descriptive study performed in 2001.Required data were gathered by a questionnaire. Research population were mothers presenting to the Health and Treatment Centers of Lahijan-City who were selected by a convenient randomized sampling. Thus, all of the mothers who had the determined criteria for the samples (such as true mother of child, married and having at least 1 child between 5-15 years of age, having minimum literacy for reading and writing, lack of history of rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease and absence of formal education regarding the subject under study) were given a code. Then, from these given codes, drawing was performed and from each health and treatment center, 56 mothers were selected in a convenient random sampling .On the whole, 280 mothers were studied from 5 health centers. Results: The majority of mothers needed high education regarding all research objectives (cause and predisposing factors, symptoms and signs, complications of rheumatic fever and its prevention) 56.0%, 51.8%, 53.2%, and 43.9% respectively. Conclusion: Research results indicated a low level of knowledge (high educational need) of mothers concerning the disease of rheumatic fever and complications.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/13 | Accepted: 2014/01/13 | Published: 2014/01/13

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