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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

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Comparison of the effect of self-care education in a disaster with two student-centered and family-centered approaches to self-care in students

Ali Eskandari / Minoo MotaghiORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-129X
Published Online: 2019-09-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2019-0113



The purpose of this research was to compare the effect of self-care education in disasters with two student-centered and family-centered approaches to self-care in students of the Red Crescent Societies in the city of Lenjan in 2017.


One hundred and fifty individuals were selected by random sampling from 270 people. The research instrument was a questionnaire. The questionnaire was approved by the opinion of supervisors and other experts. The present research is a quasi-experimental study. The covariance analysis was used to determine the difference between the two groups in the experimental and control groups and the effect of educational intervention. All of the above steps were performed using the SPSS 23 statistical program.


The results indicate that there is a significant difference between the two groups in self-care through the student-centered approach. The mean of the self-care group with a family-centered approach (21.72) was more than the mean of the control group in this variable (16.61). Moreover, the mean of the self-care group’s education with family-centered approaches (42.61) was more than the mean of self-care education h in a disaster with a student-centered approach (31.23).


According to the results of this study, it can be concluded that there is a significant difference between self-care education with two student-centered and family-based approaches to self-care in students, and a family-centered approach has better outcomes.

Keywords: family-centered approach; self-care; student-centered approach


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Received: 2019-05-24

Accepted: 2019-07-17

Published Online: 2019-09-06

Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20190113, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2019-0113.

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