Factors affecting pre-pregnancy care among women based on the theory of planned behavior in Larestan, Iran, in 2016

AbstractAimPre-pregnancy care is a series of interventions aimed to identify and modify behavioral and social risk factors and improve women ’s health before pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting pre-pregnancy care based on the theory of planned behavior in women aged 15–49 years in Larestan city, Shiraz, in 2016.Subjects and methodsIn this descriptive-analytical, cross-sectional study, all women aged 15 to 49  years, who agreed to complete a self-administered questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior, were included. Predictors of pre-pregnancy care intention and behavior were identified using linear and logistic regression.ResultsThe results showed that 46.4% of women had received pre-pregnancy care. The most important predictors of intention were attitude (P 
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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