Volume 12, Issue 4 (2-2010)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2010, 12(4): 129-135 | Back to browse issues page

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Nouri M, Merghati khoie E S. The impact of peer-based educational approaches on girls' physical practice of pubertal health . J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2010; 12 (4) :129-135
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-146-en.html
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Background: Adolescents, as a large age group in the world, face many physical, mental and social problems in their puberty period. Health education proper to their needs and through new educational methods is of great importance. This study mainly aims to examine the impact of peer education approaches on girls' performance regarding pubertal physical health. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, through random sampling, 100 female pupils were divided into two groups of experimental (n=50) and control (n=50). The self-made questionnaire, employed in this study, was based on peer approach. After 1.5 months, the participants' performance was evaluated through the post-test and compared to the pre-test results for the two groups. Scoring was conducted out of 100 and the scores under 50 indicated weak performance, those between 50 and 75 showed an average performance while scores above 75 indicated good performance. Results: Peer based educational approaches improved adolescent girls physical health. Statistical tests also revealed a significant difference between the mean of awareness and practice score in the two groups (p<0.001). Conclusion: Peer education methods result in the empowerment of adolescents, the provision of opportunities for them to participate in activities, and the improvement of communication between mothers and their daughters.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2009/01/21

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