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:: Volume 2, Issue 1 (6-2017) ::
CRMS 2017, 2(1): 19-30 Back to browse issues page
The effective techniques to promote self-care behaviors in women of reproductive age: A review study
Zohreh Shahhosseini * , Nasim Bozorgi
Mazandaran medical university , zshahhosseini@yahoo.com
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-Background and Objective: Women in reproductive age are most at risk of physical and psychological problems which would be followed by complications and death if be unnoticed. Self-care can have the most important role in maintaining women's health. The aim of this study is to review the effective techniques of self-care behaviors in women of childbearing age.
Methods: This study was done by using the keywords; self-care, self-care behavior, women, reproductive, and by searching databases such as Google scholar, Science direct, PubMed and SID and from 2000 till 2016. 185 articles were obtained in English and Persian and 79 articles were used.
Findings: The literature review led to the organization of effective techniques which promotes women's self-care behaviors in the three main categories. The first; lifestyle modification (improved diet, exercise, smoking alcohol cessation and increasing the knowledge of Health), second; prevention and screening behaviors (women's cancer screening, avoiding from ionizing radiation, sexually transmitted infections and stress, consideration of family history of diseases and empowerment in the face of violence) and the third; Coping with illness and treatment compliance (self-control, positive body image, goal setting, use of complementary and alternative medicine).
Conclusion: Women by learning and practicing self-care techniques in dealing with common problems during their reproductive age can improve their own and their family's and community health.

Keywords: self-care, self-care behavior, women, reproductive age
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: مامایی
Received: 2017/04/8 | Accepted: 2017/06/25 | Published: 2017/07/15
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Shahhosseini Z, Bozorgi N. The effective techniques to promote self-care behaviors in women of reproductive age: A review study. CRMS 2017; 2 (1) :19-30
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