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pasha A, hasan tehrani T, chehrzad M M, atrkar roushan Z. Relationship between maternal health behavior and physical growth pattern of ‎children under one year referred to health departments of Rasht city. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (1) :32-38
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-204-en.html

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Introduction: Physical growth in infants is the most important health indicator. In fact many ‎factors influence infants’ physical growth. Because of complete dependence of infants to their ‎mothers and role of mother care and health behavior is important for health promotion.‎

Objective: This research is a correlational descriptive study done with the aim of determining ‎relationship between maternal health behaviors with physical growth pattern in children under ‎one year.‎

 Methods: Data collection tool was a questionnaire including two sections: the first part ‎included demographic characteristics of mother and child, and second part included three ‎sections for measurement of health behavior about nutrition, sleep and preventing disease in ‎child under one year. Information related health behavior was completed with reading ‎questionnaire and measurement of physical growth was Recorded from file. ‎‏362‏‎ mother and ‎their children under one year were selected randomly.

‎ Result: Research finding about physical growth of child less than one year showed that most ‎of them (‎‏57.5%‏‎) had unfavorable physical growth. Also the results about health preventing ‎indicated most of (‎‏57.7%‏‎) sample had suitable health behavior and about sleep most of (‎‏88.7%‏‎) ‎them have unsuitable health behaviors. Result showed that there was significant correlation ‎between mother’s health behavior in all three domains and child physical growth according to ‎mother and child’s demographic characteristics (p<‎‏0/001‏‎).‎

 Conclusion: Results showed that most of the mothers of childern had suitable health ‎behavior about children’s nutrition (‎‏69.2%‏‎) sleep (‎‏19.3%‏‎), and prevention of disease (‎‏86.5%‏‎).And ‎also children had favorable physical growth and there was a significant correlation between ‎maternal health behavior and child physical growth pattern (p<‎‏0.001‏‎).‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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