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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 14(9): 791-801 Back to browse issues page
BELIEFS, ATTITUDES AND COPING BEHAVIORS OF MOTHERS WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
Taraneh Emagholi Khooshehchin1, Zohreh Keshavarz 2, Maryam Afrakhteh3, Elham Shakibazadeh4, Soghrat Faghihzadeh5
1- Student research office, PhD candidate Department of Reproductive health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, International Branch, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant professor Department of Midwifery and Reproductive health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (Corresponding Author) , Keshavarzzohre @ yahoo.com
3- Professor Department of Obstetrics and gynecology of shohada Tajresh Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant professor Department of Health Education and Promotion School of public health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Professor Department of Biostatistics, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
Abstract:   (1118 Views)

Background & Aims: Diabetes is the most prevalent disease during pregnancy. Self-care and prevention of diabetes type II in future are the key factors in patients’ education. Cultural and religious beliefs are of the effective key factors on self-care by diabetics. Gestational diabetes is one of the main health issues in Iran. Therefore, the present study is aimed at elaborating on the beliefs, and coping strategies of the mothers with gestational diabetes.

Materials & Methods: The study was carried out as a qualitative-content analysis method. Face to face semi-structured deep interviews were performed for data gathering. Participants were pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 24th-36th week of pregnancy who referred to the clinics affiliated with Shahid Beheshti Medical Science University. Data saturation was achieved with 12 interviews and the collected data was analyzed using conventional content analysis method.

Results: conventional content analysis highlighted two themes; Attitude toward the disease and Coping strategies. The former was featured with 2 categories: religious beliefs and medical beliefs. The latter was featured with three layers: compatibility, spirituality, and incompatibility.

Conclusion: calrifyng beliefs and coping behaviors of mothers with gestational diabetes leads to better and proper education planning and programming toward improvement of health, self-care, and prevention of diabetes.

Keywords: gestational diabetes, Attitude, Coping strategies, content analysis
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Emagholi Khooshehchin T, Keshavarz Z, Afrakhteh M, Shakibazadeh E, Faghihzadeh S. BELIEFS, ATTITUDES AND COPING BEHAVIORS OF MOTHERS WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 14 (9) :791-801
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Volume 14, Number 9 (December 2016) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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