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JHC 2017, 19(2): 152-168 Back to browse issues page
Needs Assessment for Health Status and Self-Care Ability of Youths Aged 18-29 Years in Selected Provinces of Iran
R Kelishadi, M Esmaeil Motlagh, L Rajaei, S Massoudi, G Ardalan, M Roudbari, M Shahpasnd, Z Askaravy, M Sartipyzadeh, N Mozafarian
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Background and aim: According to the important role of youth people in the society, assessment of their health and self-care needs is central for future planning. Therefore, this study aimed to determine and prioritize youth's health needs and self-care capabilities in some selected provinces of Iran.
Methods: This survey was conducted among 6640 young people, aged 18 to 29 years whom selected through cluster sampling method from 5 provinces of Khorasan-Razavi, Tehran, Khuzestan, Kermanshah and Gilan in Iran. Youth's information was collected by the questionnaires of Health Status (HS) and Self-care Capabilities (SCC). To analyze the data SPSSv.18 was used. All descriptive statistics were reported as mean and standard deviation (SD). In doing statistical tests, p-values less than 0.05 were considered as significant.
Results: Based on the average score, three main needs, of the young people were including of the need to be trained regarding life skills (9.7±3.52), social health (9.2±4) and Choice of spouse skills (9.1±3.7). Need for Periodic checkups was the first priority need in the domain of health service needs (2.6±0.61). Youth's priorities for health promotion were counseling need for marriage (5.2±1.99) and social communication skills (5±1.92). Radio, television and family were reported as the main methods in training the youth.
Conclusion: Development of programs to meet the youth's fundamental requirements accordance with their educational needs priorities is necessary. Expanding advisory services to improve youth health skills is proposed as well.
Keywords: Youth, Educational Needs, Health, Needs Assessment.
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Type of Study: quasi-experimental | Subject: General
Received: 2016/09/22 | Accepted: 2017/06/8 | Published: 2017/09/7
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Kelishadi R, Esmaeil Motlagh M, Rajaei L, Massoudi S, Ardalan G, Roudbari M, et al . Needs Assessment for Health Status and Self-Care Ability of Youths Aged 18-29 Years in Selected Provinces of Iran. JHC. 2017; 19 (2) :152-168
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