Factors Involved in Iranian Women Heads of Household’s Health Promotion Activities: A Grounded Theory Study
Forough Rafii1, Naima Seyedfatemi1, Mahboubeh Rezaei*, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 133
Last Page: 141
Publisher ID: TONURSJ-7-133
Article History:Received Date: 21/5/2013
Revision Received Date: 8/7/2013
Acceptance Date: 8/7/2013
Electronic publication date: 21/8/2013
Collection year: 2013
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We aimed to explore and describe the factors involved in Iranian women heads of household’s health promotion activities. Grounded theory was used as the method. Sixteen women heads of household were recruited. Data were generated by semi structured interviews. Our findings indicated that remainder of resources (money, time and energy) alongside perceived severity of health risk were two main factors whereas women’s personal and socio-economic characteristics were two contextual factors involved in these women's health promotion activities. To help these women improve their health status, we recommended that the government, non-governmental organizations and health care professionals provide them with required resources and increase their knowledge by holding training sessions.