Background: The aim of the study was to determine the prenatal care behaviors status among pregnant women using by BASNEF model.
Materials and Methods: This Descriptive-Analytical study was carried out on 360 pregnant women in their 28th-42th week of pregnancy, attending health care centers for the study using random sampling selection method. Data-gathering tools consisted of a 2-part questionnaire: demographic variables and one scales for measuring prenatal care based on the BASNEF constructs. Inferential and descriptive statistics via SPSS-16 software was used for data analysis.
Results: The subjects reported 92.5, 94.3, 62.7, 73.4 and 90.2% of receivable scores of attitude, subjective norms, behavioral intention, enabling factors and prenatal care behaviors scores, respectively. In liner regression, factors influencing prenatal care behaviors were subjective norms, intention and enabling factors (p< 0.05).
Conclusions: Regarding the results, status of prenatal care behaviors are related meaningfully indicating that pregnant women should be considered as vulnerable group.
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