BACKGROUND The cesarean section rate has been steadily rising from 35% in 2000 to 40% in 2005 in Iran. The objective of this study was to identify barriers of reduce the cesarean section rate in Iran, as perceived by obstetricians and midwives as the main behavioral change target groups. METHODS A qualitative study with purposive sampling was designed in… (More)
BACKGROUND Maternal mortality (MM) is an avoidable death and there is national, international and political commitment to reduce it. The objective of this study is to examine the relation of MM to socioeconomic factors and its inequality in Iran's provinces at an ecologic level. METHODS The overall MM from each province was considered for 3 years from… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of a national intervention program on some pregnancy complications in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS This multicenter study was conducted in governmental sector in 14 provinces in Iran between 2003 and 2005. Intervention included education of all maternal health care providers including gynecologists, general physicians, and… (More)
INTRODUCTION Patient involvement in safe delivery planning is considered important yet not widely practiced. The present study aimed at identifythe factors that affect patient involvementin safe delivery, as recommended by parturient women. METHODS This study was part of a qualitative research conducted by content analysis method and purposive sampling in… (More)
Objective: The Maternal Mortality Ratio is an important health indicator. We presented the distribution and causes of maternal mortality in Islamic Republic of Iran. Materials and methods: After provision of an electronic Registry system for date entry, a descriptive-retrospective data collection had been performed for all maternal Deaths in March 2009-… (More)
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OBJECTIVE To clarify the principles of a safe delivery based on Clinical Governance Criteria, as recommended by the pertinent experts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The current study was part of a qualitative research conducted by content analysis method in 2013 and purposive sampling, performing 24 in-depth interviews based on semi-structured questions and… (More)
BACKGROUND Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is one of the main indicators of the millennium development goals and its accurate estimation is very important for the countries concerned. The objective of this study is to evaluate the applicability of capture-recapture (CRC) as an analytical method to estimate MMR in countries. METHODS We used the CRC method… (More)