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Morowatishaifabad M, Khajeh Z, Enjezab B, Dehghani A, Shahbazi H, Karimin Z et al . Factors Associated With Preventive Behaviors Of Candida Albicans Vaginal Infection In Women With Diabetes, According To The Health Belief Model In Yazd In 2013. TB. 2016; 15 (4) :77-90
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-2348-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , zkhajeh3@gmail.com
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Introduction: The “Candidiasis” is a worldwide crisis which involves millions of women every year. The “Candida Albicans” is mainly known to be 85%-90% cause of vaginal fungous infections. The main objective of the current study is to determine preventive behaviors which affect “Candida Albicans” vaginal infections in diabetes suffered women based on with health belief model

Methods: The present study is a sectional descriptive- analytical one.It coveredabout 300 of women who either used to refer to “Yazd” Diabetes centers or they ask medical advice from “endocrine glands” specialists. Data collection instrument was designed as a questionnaire which was approved to be as valid and reliable. Then, the data were analyzed through parametric statistical tests of “SPSS Version#16” software.

Results: The mean age value of the participants was 50.1±6.84. Other structure such as; the mean knowledge 18.19±2.69 (ranged 0-21), perceived susceptibility 5.50±2.70 (ranged 0-8), perceived severity 6.99±2.80 (ranged 0-12), understood benefits 19.80±2.60, (ranged 0-22), perceived barriers 4.05±2.65 (ranged0-14), caes to action 2.34±1.80 (ranged0-7), self efficacy 11.12±1.52 (ranged 0-12), have been recorded carefully. It was also found that 24.2% of predictive structures of health belief model patterns were based on preventive behaviors of vaginal infection that serves as the most powerful self efficacy structure.

Conclusion: The study showed acceptable level of knowledge of people who referred to diabetics centers [of “YAZD”]. So, it is essential to develop regular instructional programs based on health belief model and self efficiency in the mentioned centers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/09/17 | Accepted: 2014/10/6 | Published: 2016/11/16

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