Effect of integrated Health Promotion Intervention and follow up on Health issues (clothing way, food habits, urinary habits, sexual behavior habits) Related to Urinary Tract Infection Among Pregnant women. A Randomized, Clinical Trial


Urinary tract infection
Pregnant women


Introduction: Urinary tract infection, as an important health element is associated with the risk of many problems in pregnancy and support consulting is effective factor in reducing the problem.

Aim: of this study is to evaluate the impacts of integrated intervention on life style (clothing way, food habits, urinary habits, sexual behavior habits) Related to Urinary Tract Infection Among Pregnant women.

Method: This interventional used pretest- posttest design with the control group study was performed on 130 healthy pregnant women. The samples were divided randomly into two groups of 65 people. The first group received two sessions of 45 to 60 minutes Psychoeducational counseling, four telephone follow-up support and training pamphlets and the control group received routine education. The relevant questionnaires were completed by both groups before the intervention and a month later. The data were analyzed with spss V.22 software.

Results: Comparing within the groups it was shown that the variables were increased in the experimental group after consulting compared to the conditions before consulting (P< 0.001), however, no increasing was found in the average variables before consulting and after it. Moreover, comparing the variables in two experimental and control groups significant statistical difference was found in different studied areas after consulting (P< 0.0001).

Implication for practice: Psychological counseling and phone follow-up are effective in improving the knowledge, attitude, and performance of pregnant women in preventing the urinary infection Therefor it is recommended these trends to be considered as training programs in order to increase capacity and primary prevention of pregnant women.



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