Volume 9, Issue 3 (May & Jun 2019)                   J Research Health 2019, 9(3): 275-281 | Back to browse issues page


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Karimi Z, Mohebi S, Afshar N, Gharlipour Z. Factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding: theory of planned behavior. J Research Health. 2019; 9 (3) :275-281
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1361-en.html
1- Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
2- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
3- Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran , gharlipourz@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (668 Views)
The rate of Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) varies from 23% to 47% in Iran. Few studies have utilized an appropriate theoretical framework to investigate the continuation of EBF behavior. Resorting to the theory of planned behavior (TPB), this study was carried out to determine factors affecting EBF among women referred to health centers. Using multi-stage sampling method, 373 women were selected. Based on TPB, a questionnaire of theory based within demographic variables was designed for data collection. Prevalence of EBF was 72.4%. Moreover, father's educational level and father's job had a significant relationship with EBF behavior. In addition, significant negative relationships were found between EBF behavior and subjective norms as well as intention. As a result, intervention programs using the TPB can be helpful for promoting the continuity of EBF.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Psychology and Social Health
Received: 2017/02/6 | Accepted: 2017/10/25 | Published: 2019/04/24

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