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Shirzad M, Hajimiri K, abedini M, Shakibazadeh E. Acceptability of a Mobile App-Based Intervention Program for Choosing Mode of Delivery among Pregnant Women. Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (2) :1-13
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1- 1. Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Email address; shirzad.mahboube@yahoo.com. Tel; 09195948494
2- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
3- Ministry of Health, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , shakibazadeh@sina.tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (156 Views)
Aim:  Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes are vitally important areas of each countrychr('39')s healthcare system. This study sought to investigate the acceptability of a mobile app-based intervention program for choosing the mode of delivery among pregnant women.
 Method: The Mobile App-Based Program focused on facilitating choosing mode of delivery based on information, motivation, and behavior model among pregnant women in Tehran, Iran. A retrospective post-intervention study was carried out. We used quantitative and qualitative semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences of women participating in the Mobile App-Based Program and investigate the interventionchr('39')s acceptability. Thirty pregnant women participated in this study.
Finding:  Quantitative result has shown that 76.6 percent of the users assessed the application as usable.  In the qualitative section of the study, three main themes were emerged: (1) specific features of the App  (images, text, colors, …); (2) advantages (distance learning method, reliability, and credibility, being user-friendly and comfortability, time-saving, and being interactive); and (3) disadvantages (fear of mobile radiation on fetus, poor internet connection, and limited audience) regarding using of the intervention.
Conclusion:  This mobile application eased womenchr('39')s knowledge and behavior and satisfied them, specifically during the new-emerged pandemic. It also helped women to clarify their thoughts regarding their choice on mode of delivery. Participants suggested some shortages using the application that should be noticed.  
Article number: 11
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Article Type: Qualitative Research | Subject: Family Health Education/Promotion
Received: 2021/09/11 | Accepted: 2022/01/5 | Published: 2022/05/31

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