World Journal of
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Asghar Karbord, Alireza Shafeyi, Davoud Mohammadi Nokande, Mehran Mohebi Alidash*, Zahra Javadi Nodeh and Mohammad Amin Shahrbaf


Background: Self-care is part of people's daily lives and includes care that extends to children, family, friends, neighbors and local communities. The aim of this study was to investigate the level of self-care awareness and performance ratio of pregnant women and determine the factors affecting self-care. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed. The study population was 90 pregnant women in Qazvin who referred to the educational and medical centers of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected and analyzed using a standardized questionnaire (its validity was determined by several experts and its reliability was determined by pilot design and Cronbach's alpha value of 74%). Results: The rate of self-care among mothers was observed in the age factor at a very good level of 73.5% and at the level of the employment factor 89% and the level of the income factor 67% and the factors of residence and weight with the lowest level in the self-care model between 40 to 56%. Conclusions: In the self-care model of pregnant mothers, age and occupation factors have the most impact on the care of individuals and then the level of income and education and then the place of residence and weight also played an important role in this regard.

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