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Adherence to traditional postpartum practices and related factors In Gonbad Kavous City
F. Abdollahi, J. Yazdani cherati *, S. Ghazalcheh
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Background and Purpose: Women's behaviors during post-partum period is strongly influenced by cultural, traditional and religion background. The purpose of current study was to explore the prevalence of traditional practices and related factors of it among postnatal women in Gonbad Kavous city.

Material and methods: In a descriptive analytic design, using randomized sampling method, 305 postnatal women attending primary health centers in rural and urban areas of Qonbad Kavous in northern Iran were involved in this study from Aug to Oct 2014. A structured questionnaire on socio-demographic and traditional practices including general, maternal, nutritional and neonatal behaviors was administrated to the sample. Yes and No answers to practice questions were summed up to calculate the total score that ranging from 0 to 39, in which the higher score showed higher traditional practices. The number of practices was grouped to high, medium and low. Data was analyzed using descriptive analysis, chi-square test and logistic regression.


Conclusion: This study results showed the postnatal women had followed the traditional practices mostly who came from Torkaman race. This study results confirmed that special cultural, believes and traditional practices are combined with pregnancy, and childbirth.

Keywords: Postpartum, traditional practices
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Type of Study: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/21 | Accepted: 2016/02/21
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Abdollahi F, Yazdani cherati J, Ghazalcheh S. Adherence to traditional postpartum practices and related factors In Gonbad Kavous City. jiitm. 2016; 6 (4) :314-322
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مجله طب سنتی اسلام و ایران Journal of Islamic and Iranian Traditional Medicine

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