The effect of telephone counselling on health information of mothers regarding the development of less than five years old children in Isfahan

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Mitra Reyhani 1 , * , Farzad Khoshrang 2 , Behrouz Rezaei 3 , Behnaz Enjezab 4

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1 Dept. of Midwifery, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Dept. of Psychology, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Dept. of Nursing, Falavajan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

4 Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Sadughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

How to Cite: Reyhani M, Khoshrang F, Rezaei B, Enjezab B. The effect of telephone counselling on health information of mothers regarding the development of less than five years old children in Isfahan, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 16(7):e77301.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 16 (7); e77301
Published Online: February 27, 2013
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: January 31, 2012
Accepted: July 10, 2012

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Abstract

This study was done to evaluate the effect of telephone counselling on mother’s Health information regarding the growth and development of less than five years old children in Isfahan. In this randomized clinical trial, using a questionnaire, the health information of 1755 women having less than five years old children received telephone counselling for 6 month, compared with 1755 women without any counselling. For statistical analysis, SAS software was used. There were no meaningful differences between age, education, number and sex of children and source of health information in two groups. Leven and T test showed a meaningful differences between mother’s health information after intervention in case and control group (P<0.05). Telephone counselling can be useful to achieve WHO goals.

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telephone counselling less than five years old children knowledge mothers

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