The Perceived Health Needs of Primiparous Mothers Referring to Primary Health Care Centers: A Qualitative Study

Salarvand, Shahin and Mousavi, Masoumeh Sadat and Esmaeilbeigy, Darya and Changaee, Farahnaz and Almasian, Mohammad (2020) The Perceived Health Needs of Primiparous Mothers Referring to Primary Health Care Centers: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Women’s Health.


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Background: Since the frst step in meeting the health needs of primiparous women involves understanding their conditions, the present study aimed to determine the health needs of primiparous women from their own viewpoints. Methods: This study had a qualitative approach based on the conventional qualitative content analysis method, in which the purposive sampling method was used. Data were collected by semi-structured interviews. Data saturation was achieved by interviewing 12 participants. To ensure the study was rigorous, the four criteria of credibility, dependability, confrmability, and transferability were taken into account. Results: The fndings of this study consisted of 150 codes, 19 subcategories, and 6 categories, as follows: 1) the intense need for social support, 2) the need for prior preparation for pregnancy, 3) fears and worries, 4) the necessity of the availability of the needed infrastructures and requirements in the health center, 5) falling in love with the baby, and 6) seeking information from appropriate sources. Conclusion: The present study showed that primiparous women need to receive more social and psychological support from family members and healthcare workers and that it is essential to improve the available infrastructures and services in healthcare centers and to provide the needed counseling to pregnant mothers to enable them to go through the pregnancy period smoothly

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2020 04:31
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2020 04:32

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