Abou Ali Vedadhir

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BACKGROUND Decision making for timing motherhood is one of the vital aspects of reproductive health. Separating sexual relationship from having a child has led to a different and unprecedented lifestyle in human history. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the socioeconomic and emotional factors predicting decision making for timing(More)
To describe the development of an instrument for measuring women’s expectations of different aspects of childbirth care services in Zahedan, Iran. Qualitative research was conducted with 24 mothers, 21 of whom gave birth at home and 4 of whom gave birth in the hospital, to identify women’s expectations of childbirth care services. Four scales, preference(More)
OBJECTIVE to explain how women who choose to give birth at home perceive and manage the risks related to childbirth. DESIGN a qualitative, methodological approach drawing upon the principles of grounded theory. Data were gathered by in-depth interviews with women who had given birth at home. SETTING the study was conducted in Zahedan, the capital of(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the last few decades, total fertility rate (TFR) has followed a downward trend in Iran. The consequences of this trend from the perspectives of some are negative. Considering the macro-population policies in recent years, this study aimed to examine the effect of some macro socio-economic variables, including divorce, marriage,(More)
BACKGROUND One of the consequences of migration is cultural diversity in various communities. This has created challenges for healthcare systems. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to explore the health care staffs' experience of caring for Immigrants in Mashhad- Iran. SETTING This study is done in Tollab area (wherein most immigrants live) of Mashhad.(More)
No tools to assess women's general sexual and reproductive health needs have been validated in the Iranian context. This study in Sari in Mazandaran province of the Islamic Republic of Iran was conducted to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Persian version of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Assessment Questionnaire (first developed for the(More)
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