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THE EFFECTS OF AN EDUCATION PROGRAM BASED ON HEALTH BELIEF MODEL ON SEX KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR IN COUPLES REFERRED TO MARRIAGE COUNSELING CENTER, DEZFUL, IRAN

Seyed Mohammad Gheibi Hayat, Khodabakhsh Karami*, Kumars Eisapareh, Maryam Amiri

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Introduction: One of the most important subjects in public health, specifically mental health is to identify and study sexual drives and behaviors. So, this study aimed to determine the impact of Health Belief Model (HBM) on awareness of dangerous sexual behaviors in pre-marriage females. Methods: This study is an educational trial. The studied population who were 200 persons visited health care center of Dezful city, randomly divided into intervention group (100 persons) and control group (100 persons). Educational intervention was done during three 60 minutes sessions. The data was collected by a questionnaire (including 60 questions) through direct interviews before and three months after the educational intervention. The collected data was analyzed by Chi-square test, Fisher’s exact test, Independent t-test and paired t-test. Results: After the intervention, the scores of awareness among intervention group in comparison with control group increased (p<0.01). An increase was found in perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficiency and cues to behavior among intervention group after intervention (p<0.01), but not any increase or significant difference was found among control group. Discussion: The results of this study show the impact of education based on HBM on people’s awareness and views related to dangerous sexual behaviors, therefore training young couples in order to reform their beliefs and views can be a main basis of pre-marital counseling sessions. In fact, training young couples to improve marital relationship quality can has a substantial effect on sexual satisfaction which leads to prevent family disputes and their eventual consequences.

Keywords: Sexual behaviors, Sexual relations, Health behavior, Health Believe Model, Health education.


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