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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) :285-294
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1- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Ministry of Health, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , shakibazadeh@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Aims: Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes are vitally important areas of each country's healthcare system. This study aimed to investigate the acceptability of a mobile app-based intervention program for choosing the mode of delivery among pregnant women.
Materials & Method: Thirty pregnant women participated in this study. 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 intervention's acceptability.
Finding: Quantitative result has shown that 76.6% 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, and etc.); 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 women'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
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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