Nursing and Midwifery Studies

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--19

The Effect of Motivational Interview on Puberty Knowledge and Practice among Adolescent Girls


Sarah Mohamadi1, Omid Garkaz2, Seyed Abbas Mousavi3, Afsaneh Keramat4, Shahrbanoo Goli5, Zahra Motaghi1 
1 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
3 Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4 Reproductive Studies and Women's Health Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
5 Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Zahra Motaghi
7th Tir Square, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud
Iran

Background: Adolescence is a critical stage of life with a significant role in reproduction and fertility. Interventions are needed to promote the health of adolescent girls as prospective mothers. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of motivational interviewing on adolescent girls' puberty knowledge and practice. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2018 on 240 eighth-grade female students recruited through multistage sampling from ten high schools in Shahroud, Iran. Schools were allocated into an intervention group and a control group through simple randomization. Participants in the intervention group received a five-session puberty-related motivational interviewing intervention. Puberty knowledge and practice in both groups were assessed before, immediately after, and 1 month after the intervention. Data were analyzed through the Chi-square and the independent-samples t-tests and the repeated-measures analysis of variance. Results: Participants' age was 14.47 ± 0.51 years, on average. About 70% of them had poor or moderate puberty knowledge. Although there was no statistically significant between-group difference respecting the mean scores of puberty knowledge and practice at pretest (P > 0.05), the mean scores of puberty knowledge and practice in the intervention group were significantly higher than the control group at both posttests (P = 0.001). Conclusion: Motivational interviewing is effective in improving adolescent girls' puberty knowledge and practice.


How to cite this article:
Mohamadi S, Garkaz O, Mousavi SA, Keramat A, Goli S, Motaghi Z. The Effect of Motivational Interview on Puberty Knowledge and Practice among Adolescent Girls.Nurs Midwifery Stud 2021;10:13-19


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Mohamadi S, Garkaz O, Mousavi SA, Keramat A, Goli S, Motaghi Z. The Effect of Motivational Interview on Puberty Knowledge and Practice among Adolescent Girls. Nurs Midwifery Stud [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 21 ];10:13-19
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