International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 17, No. 12, 2019, pp. 935-944
Bioline Code: rm19096
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 17, No. 12, 2019, pp. 935-944
© Copyright 2019 - Oshrieh et al.
School girls and childbearing motives: A randomized clinical trial through hidden curriculum|
Oshrieh, Zeinab; Keramat, Afsaneh; Shariati, Mohammad; Tehranian, Najmeh; Ebrahimi, Elham & Effatpanah, Mohammad
Background: Childbearing motives are considered as the primary stimulus of fertility
and the importance of making fertility decisions in humans.
Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of a new form of interactional
program on the childbearing motives of students.
Materials and Methods: According to a well-defined, single-blind randomized controlled
trial, we selected eight government schools in Tehran. Students in the age range
of 7-12 yr and 16-18 yr (130 students in each school with a total number of 260) were
selected for a series of intervention from storytelling to free discussion on a special
subject through the concept of hidden curriculum. We evaluate the outcome with
pretest-posttest based on the Miller childbearing motives questionnaire. One month
after the last intervention, final evaluation took place.
Results: The findings showed that after an intervention conducted in the best way, all
positive scores were promoted while the negative ones declined. One the other hand,
no matter what really the participant’s groups were, their total intention score got better.
In this way, the total positive scores were significantly increased in the intervention
groups (p = 0.000) Also, the students in high school significantly improved in positive
scores and the negative score decreased in them.
Conclusion: This study showed that the fundamental childbearing motives even with
small interventions can be improved. Our intervention could improve the positive
childbearing motives among school girls. In this regard, the role of some confounding
factor such as the role of some confounding factors such as religious beliefs in family,
maternal education is most important.
Childbearing; Motive; School; Adolescents; Intention.
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