Comparison on efficacy of family planning education based on individual education vs health system education


Asiyeh sadat Baniaghil 1 , * , Narjes sadat Borghei 1

1 Instructor Department of Midwifery, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

How to Cite: Baniaghil A S, Borghei N S. Comparison on efficacy of family planning education based on individual education vs health system education, Hormozgan Med J. 2010 ; 14(1):e88529.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (1); e88529
Published Online: April 10, 2010
Article Type: Letter
Received: January 12, 2010
Accepted: April 10, 2010




Family planning is programming about future of reproductive reproduction. The main aim
of this research was to compare the efficacy of family planning education by individual
education in residential place and by health system education.
In This quazi-experimental study, 120 married women who did not use any contraceptive
for purpose of family planning, don’t have intend to be pregnant, were randomly selected
from 4 health centers. The women were randomly divided to two case and control groups.
In case group, the instructor consulted vulnerable women for using family planning, by
referring to their home, but the control group did not receive any formal consultation by
health center personal. They just receive written materials for self-education. Content of
instruction and instructor in all samples were similar. Three to sex months after the latter
education, their practice were recorded in a predesigned questionnaire and analyzed.
Results showed that in case group %50 and %46.6 of samples, 3 months and 6 months
after education used contraceptive methods. While in control group, %5 and %15 of
samples 3 months and 6 months after the program used contraceptive methods, and these
differences were significant (P<0.001).
It seems that formal individual education is more effective in family planning.


Education - Family Planning - Contraception

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