The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page No. 336 - 342

Hierarchy of Iranian Parents’ Information Needs and Social Seeking Behavior of Infants Suffering Blood Disease

Authors : Mehdi Kahouei, Farzaneh Kazemzadeh, Jamileh Mahdi Zadeh and Zahra Ahmadi

Abstract: Blood diseases are the most common of the hereditary disorders and are found in nearly all races. In Iran, overall prevalence trait is 3-4% of the whole population. The aim of this study is the identifying of Iranian parents’ information needs and social seeking behavior of patients suffering of one of these blood diseases. This study was conducted on parents of infants who had been hospitalized in in hospitals affiliated to Semnan University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2014. A valid, reliable and researcher made questionnaire used to collect data. The findings showed that the parents more preferred (Mean = 3.32) to learning about financial issue. In the construct of occasion of informing, the parents preferred (Mean = 3.79, SD = 0.40) gaining knowledge in the pre-marital stage. Dissemination of information via caregivers, media and medical information systems would mobilize social support for this group of parents.

How to cite this article:

Mehdi Kahouei, Farzaneh Kazemzadeh, Jamileh Mahdi Zadeh and Zahra Ahmadi, 2016. Hierarchy of Iranian Parents’ Information Needs and Social Seeking Behavior of Infants Suffering Blood Disease. The Social Sciences, 11: 336-342.

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