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"Beliefs of Female Teenagers on Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection: Application of Health Belief Model"


Author(s): Maryam Changizi, Davood Shojaei Zadeh, Fazel Zinat-Motlagh, Mohammad Fattahi Mohammad Mahboubi

"Urinary tract infection is a common infection among women and is followed by several complications. The aim of this study was determine the prevalence and factors influencing prevention of urinary tract infection based on health belief model. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 166 female students in Shadegan city, Iran; which was randomly selected with the proportional to size among different girls high school at Shadegan city for participation in this study. A structured questionnaire was applied for collecting data and data were analyzed by SPSS version 20 using bivariate correlations and logistic regression statistical tests. Almost 22.3% of the participants had history of experience urinary tract infection at last one in lifelong. The best predictor for urinary tract infection was perceived susceptibility with odds ratio estimate of 0.810 [95% CI: 0.664, 0.987]. Based on our result, it seems that designing and implementation of educational programs to increase susceptibility about chance of getting urinary tract infection among the female students may be useful in order to prevent urinary tract infection."

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