Volume 12, Issue 37 (Dec 2002)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2002, 12(37): 67-75 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and purpose: The cooperation of men is the basis of success in Family hygiene programs and family planning which are very important, in traditional community, particularly among tribe men. Âim of this study is to determine the attitude of tribemen towards family planning which is based on behavioural intention madel(BÏM) in tribal areas in Birjand.
Materials and methods: This is cross- sectional study done on 400 tribemen selected through multistages sampling data were recorded in questionnair designed for the variabls of BÏM which consisted the items such as, attitude towards family planning, subjective norms, intention, behaviour, knowledge. The data were collected by taking interview, and analyzed statistically.
Results: Mean age of the individual under study was 41. 26± 9. 84, and mean family member was 6.24 ± 2.5 attitude mean score of tribemen was 5. 74 out of 19. mean Score of knowledge was 4.14 from 18. These findings indicate poor knowledge and attitudes of tribemen towards family planning and prevention methods. 42.5% of the subjects under study still had desire of having more children, 2.5% of them intented self prevention without contraceptive. and 5% of them utilized male relatrd methods The most common method of prevention was using contraceptive pills in the area(71.5%)
Çonclusion: This study confirms the relationship between intention, attitude and knowledge. Besides, effective factors on subjective norms were assessed. Therefore it could be concluded Behavioural intention model (BÏM) has very extensive application in family planning particularly in traditional cultures. Therefore it is suggested that in order to study fertility behaviour in tribe and rural areas the above model be applied.
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