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ISRN Obstetrics and GynecologyVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 950278, 7 pages

Research Article

Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Scinces, Golestan, Iran

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Scinces, Shahroud, Iran

Candidate of Reproductive Health, School of Nursing Midwifery, Sharhoud University of Medical Sciences, Sharhroud, Iran

Nursing Education, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

Received 9 May 2013; Accepted 13 June 2013

Academic Editors: E. Ginsburg and M. Khandelwal

Copyright © 2013 Abbas Mousavi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Iran is a young country, and sexual behavior is shaped in this period. This research aimed to provide an assessment tool to evaluate Iranian youth reproductive health. This multistage research was conducted to design a valid questionnaire in the domains of knowledge, attitude, and behavior of the youth in order to evaluate behavior change programs. For this reason, after conducting a careful literature review and a qualitative research, the questionnaire was prepared. Forward and backward translations were performed. Professionals and students were used to make sure of qualitative and quantitative content and face validity. After conducting the pilot study on 100 students and eliminating defects in performance, reliability was evaluated by test-retest and Cronbach’s alpha was calculated. In this study, out of 268 questions, 198 were retained after face and content validity. Self-efficacy of communication with father and mother, self-efficacy of condom use, and self-efficacy of abstinence had the highest Cronbach’s alpha. Moreover, communication with parents regarding reproductive health issues and attitude to abstinence had a high Cronbach’s alpha, as well. It seems to be a good instrument for assessment of Iranian reproductive health, and we are going to assess youth reproductive health in the future.

Autor: Abbas Mousavi, Afsaneh Keramat, Katayon Vakilian, and Safar Ali Esmaeili Vardanjani



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