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Title: Women's knowledge and attitude towards modes of delivery in Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Aali, B.S.
Motamedi, B.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: Knowledge and attitudes about vaginal versus caesarean section delivery were assessed in 204 pregnant women attending a maternity centre in Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran. Overall, 63.5% of women scored weak on knowledge questions. Knowledge was higher in women who had a history of miscarriage. Of the women, 96.5% and 33.0% had positive attitudes towards vaginal delivery and caesarean section respectively; 40.5% had negative attitudes about caesarean section. Women with higher parity and more previous caesarean deliveries showed positive attitudes towards vaginal delivery, as did housewives and women whose spouses were employed in education or health organizations. No significant differences were found in attitude and knowledge scores according to women's levels of education
Description: 663-672
Keywords: Choice Behavior
Educational Status
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hospitals, Maternity
Parity
Pregnancy
Women
Subject: Delivery, Obstetric
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116992
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1104/11_4_2005_663_672.pdf
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