Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer 2017)                   J Educ Community Health 2017, 4(2): 35-43 | Back to browse issues page


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1- Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Humanities, Khatam University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Mother & Child Care Research Center, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. , mahnaz.khatiban@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: Puberty and adolescence is an important phase of human growth. Puberty leads to a set of physiological, social, and psychological changes in adolescents, which affect different dimensions of their life including parent-child relationship and the control of adolescents’ emotions. This study aimed to determine the impact of group training of personal hygiene during puberty to mothers on parent-child conflicts and controlling over the emotions of the first high school course female students.
Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The study population included 30 mothers of female students of the seventh grade in Tehran, Iran in 2016. The participants were selected through cluster sampling method and randomly assigned to two groups of control and intervention. The subjects in the intervention group were trained about personal hygine during pubety during 12 90-minute sessions. Data were collected using demographic form, conflict to parents’ questionnaire, and Emotional Control Scale that were completed by mothers and daughters at pre- and post-intervention phases. Data analysis was performed using analysis of variance by the help of the SPSS software, version 16.
Results: According to the results, there was a significant difference between two groups in terms of the mean score of child-parent conflicts and all of their subscales at the post intervention phase (P<0.05). In addition, after the intervention, there was a significant difference between two groups considering the mean score of emotional control and this subscales (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Regarding the results, appropraite knowledge and awareness about puberty can be helpful for mothers to prevent child-parent conflicts and control their adolescents' emotions.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2017/07/17 | Accepted: 2017/09/19

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