The Effect of Education Program of the Couples Based on the BASNEF Model on Spousal Support and Mental Health of Pregnant Women

  •  Azam Moridi    
  •  Maryam Modarres    
  •  Zahra Behboodi Moghadam    
  •  Abas Rahimi Forooshani    


Pregnancy is a natural physiological phenomenon while during pregnancy women are exposed to physical and mental changes which can affect their health and fetus. This study aimed to study the effect of young couples programs based on the BASNEF model on the mental health spouse support of pregnant women in 2014 years. This study was a quasi-experimental study. Statistical population was selected including 125 couples who referred to health centers of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Centers were also selected through random cluster among health centers of Hormozgan and 2 centers were randomly assigned for implementation of intervention and 2 centers were selected as control. Training intervention was implemented on the basis of the BASNEF model which includes young couples training as face to face for four sessions of 60 minutes at health centers. 4 weeks after completing the training, post-test was performed. Instruments used in this study include 3 questionnaires: demographic information, BASNEF Model, spousal support, mental health assessment questionnaire, which was completed before and 4 weeks after the intervention in both intervention and control groups. Data was extracted and was analyzed using SPSS21 software. Average of knowledge, attitude, enabling factors, subjective norms, behavior in the intervention group showed significant differences than the control group (P <0.001). The spouses support and Mental health scores in the intervention group showed no significant difference than the control group (P <0.001). The programmed trainings using health education model be used instead of education. Educating young couples be used instead of individual care of pregnant women and also help to promote family health with the presence of their wives in prenatal care and applied proper education.

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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9736
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