Volume 20, Issue 80 (Jan 2011)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2011, 20(80): 82-85 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahhosseini Z, Simbar M, Ramezankhani A. Female Adolescents Health-information Needs : A Qualitative Study . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2011; 20 (80) :82-85
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-651-en.html
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Background and purpose: Âlthough much has been written about the health status of adolescents, little qualitative research has been published on educational health needs of female adolescents. The purpose of this study was to describe the educational health needs of female adolescents.
Materials and methods: Ïn this qualitative study, 67 female adolescents between 12-18 years of age and 11 key informants participated expressed their experiences on educational health needs of female adolescents, using semi structured interviews. Participants were recruited based on purposeful sampling and with maximum variety from rural and urban area of Sari city. Âll tape-recorded data was fully transcribed and thematic analysis was done.
Results: The findings of this research on the adolescents' health-information needs emphasized on two overarching themes including adjusting education according to the needs (includes two subcategories: preferred content and method of delivery) and public participation in education (includes two subcategories: promotion of mass media performance and social networks participation in education). Ëach category consisted of some subcategories which were explained with experiences of participants.
Çonclusion: The results show that promotion of female adolescents' knowledge on reproductive health and life skills are the most important health-information needs.
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