Determining appropriate strategies for improving women's health promoting behaviours: using the nominal group technique.

Abstract

Women's health constitutes a major aspect of development in societies and is considered a health-related priority. The aim of the present study was to determine appropriate strategies for improving health promoting behaviours in women of reproductive age in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Using the nominal group technique, a panel discussion was held in October 2011 with 12 health specialists who were selected through purposive sampling. In the first round, panel members generated 81 strategies; after eliminating irrelevant items and merging items with similar concepts, 44 strategies remained. After group discussion and voting, the following 4 items had the highest scores: improving physical activity, with a social support approach; empowering women; promoting and improving men's role in women's health; and promoting social support. The strategies presented in this study may be utilized by policy-makers, managers and health care providers to improve women's health promoting behaviours, and thus contribute to their wellbeing.

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@article{Baheiraei2013DeterminingAS, title={Determining appropriate strategies for improving women's health promoting behaviours: using the nominal group technique.}, author={Azam Baheiraei and Mojgan Mirghafourvand and E Mohammodi and Charandabi Mohammad-Alizadeh and Saharnaz Nedjat}, journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ}, year={2013}, volume={19 5}, pages={409-16} }