Educational Needs of Fathers about Boys Puberty Period and Its Related Factors

AUTHORS

Moosa Sajjadi 1 , Mahdi Moshki 2 , Abbasali Abasnezhad 3 , Narjes Bahri 4 , *

1 MSc of Nursing and PhD student of nursing, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center ,School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, School of Health, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.

3 MSc of Anesthesia, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, School of Paramedicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.

4 MSc ofMidwifery, Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.

How to Cite: Sajjadi M, Moshki M, Abasnezhad A, Bahri N. Educational Needs of Fathers about Boys Puberty Period and Its Related Factors, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(2):e93586.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (2); e93586
Published Online: December 24, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 10, 2011
Accepted: September 09, 2011
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Abstract

Background : The person in puberty period encounters multiple physical, psychological and social changes. With attention to the important role of parents about this, this study aims to determine the educational needs of fathers about boys puberty period.

  Materials and Method: This is a cross-sectional and analytical study which was done on 324 subjects in Gonabad city in 2010. The instrument was a research-made questionnaire consisting of four parts: demographic data, to assess knowledge about puberty changes in boys, to assess attitude about behavioral changes and parents – adolescents' interaction and about physical and sexual health issues in adolescence. The data were analyzed by statistical software SPSS version 16 using qui-square, Kendall's tau and Pearson correlation test at the significance level of p<0.05.

  Results: None of fathers had desirable knowledge. 60 (18.5%) of fathers had good opinion about psychological-behavioral health and communication with adolescence and 40 (12.3%) have good opinion on physical and sexual health issues of their children. Knowledge and attitude of fathers had a significant correlation with the father's education and occupation (p<0.001).

  Conclusion: Based on the study results, parents seem to need necessary education in this subject so that they can help their children for healthy transition in this critical period. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 66-70 ]

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