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Mohammadi Zeidi E, Pakpour A, Mohammadi Zeidi B. The Impact of Educational Interventions based on Individual Empowerment Model on Knowledge, Attitude, Self-Efficacy, Self Esteem and Quality of Life of Postmenopausal Women. IJN. 2013; 26 (81) :21-31
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1517-en.html

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran (*Corresponding author) Tel: +98-281-3357017 Email: Pakpour_Amir@yahoo.com
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  impact on their quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of educational interventions based on individual empowerment model on knowledge, attitude, self efficacy, self esteem and quality of life of postmenopausal women.

  Material & Methods: In a quasi-experimental study, 100 women covered by health care centers in Qazvin were randomly assigned to either experimental or control group. The data gathering tool included a demographic questionnaire , the Rosenberg Self-esteem questionnaire, self efficacy scale, Knowledge and attitude questionnaire and menopause -specific quality of life questionnaire (26 items). The procedure for experimental group consisted of five group discussions for 60-45 minutes according to empowerment model . Data were collected before and 3 months after intervention and analyzed by independent and paired t-test and chi-square using SPSS-PC (v. 17.0).

  Results: After education, mean scores of knowledge (from 38.11 ± 8.43 to 49.14 ± 9.23), attitude (from 14.43 ± 4.31 to 19.32 ± 5.54), self- esteem (from 13.82 ± 4.47 to 17.90 ± 5.61) and self efficacy (from 14.42 ± 5.43 to 20.06 ± 6.12) increased significantly in the experimental group (P < 0.001). Moreover, results showed a significant and positive reduction in the quality of life of the experimental group after empowerment program (P< 0.001).

  Conclusion: Training programs using empowerment model to improve the quality of life of postmenopausal women is recommended.

  Received: 2 May 2013

  Accepted: 19 Jul 2013

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2013/07/29 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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