Comparing the Health Plans, Activities and the Type of Criteria Used to Measure the Health Status of Children Aged 1-3 in Selected Countries: Presenting an Appropriate Model for Iran

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163985
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparing the Health Plans, Activities and the Type of Criteria Used to Measure the Health Status of Children Aged 1-3 in Selected Countries: Presenting an Appropriate Model for Iran
Author(s):
Marani, Fatemeh Abbasi; Karimi, Iraj; Haghani, Hamid
Author Details:
Fatemeh Abbasi Marani, Faculty Member, Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Rashid Yassemi St. Valiasr Ave, Tehran, Tehran, Iran, email: abbasimarani_fatemeh@yahoo.com; Dr. Iraj Karimi; Dr. Hamid Haghani
Abstract:
Introduction: Children are one of the most precious assets of mankind and, at the same time, the most vulnerable. It is necessary to pay close attention to their needs to facilitate and promote their health. Objective: This paper compares the health plans, activities and type of criteria used to measure the health status of children aged 1-3 in selected countries and presents an appropriate model for Iran. Method: This is an applied research study conducted in a descriptive-analytical comparative method. A comparison was made between health plans, activities and the type of criteria used to measure the health of children aged 1-3 in selected countries with regards to WHO and UNICEF protocols in children's health. A model consisting of 144 independent activities in post-natal care was prepared for children aged 1-3. A three-stage questionnaire was designed applying Delphi technique to get the viewpoints of pediatricians and child health experts. Sample: Only developed countries with comprehensive health plans for children aged 1-3 were selected. Germany, England, Australia, Canada and Japan were preferred for their high achievements in earning the Favorable Health Criteria in child care for 1-3 age group. Also, 50 members from the pediatrics community and senior officials from organizations involved in child health were selected to share their viewpoints. All the participants were members of Medical School Faculties with at least 5 years of experience in research centers and children's hospitals. Results: The majority of the experts (96.5%) agreed with the implementation of health plans with respect to health provision for children aged 1-3, and (84.88%) of them believed that these plans and programs are not carried too extensively in Iran. Conclusion: The results of the survey indicate that ages 1-3 are very important in the health of a child. Promotion and adaptation of health and welfare program criteria to bring Iranian children to international standards necessitates a political, social, and economical will and dedication, participation of people and a ripe atmosphere. The comprehensive health plan for children ages 1-3 which is recommend by the research group, if implemented, would promote different health aspects in the growth of a child.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparing the Health Plans, Activities and the Type of Criteria Used to Measure the Health Status of Children Aged 1-3 in Selected Countries: Presenting an Appropriate Model for Iranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarani, Fatemeh Abbasien_US
dc.contributor.authorKarimi, Irajen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaghani, Hamiden_US
dc.author.detailsFatemeh Abbasi Marani, Faculty Member, Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Rashid Yassemi St. Valiasr Ave, Tehran, Tehran, Iran, email: abbasimarani_fatemeh@yahoo.com; Dr. Iraj Karimi; Dr. Hamid Haghanien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163985-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Children are one of the most precious assets of mankind and, at the same time, the most vulnerable. It is necessary to pay close attention to their needs to facilitate and promote their health. Objective: This paper compares the health plans, activities and type of criteria used to measure the health status of children aged 1-3 in selected countries and presents an appropriate model for Iran. Method: This is an applied research study conducted in a descriptive-analytical comparative method. A comparison was made between health plans, activities and the type of criteria used to measure the health of children aged 1-3 in selected countries with regards to WHO and UNICEF protocols in children's health. A model consisting of 144 independent activities in post-natal care was prepared for children aged 1-3. A three-stage questionnaire was designed applying Delphi technique to get the viewpoints of pediatricians and child health experts. Sample: Only developed countries with comprehensive health plans for children aged 1-3 were selected. Germany, England, Australia, Canada and Japan were preferred for their high achievements in earning the Favorable Health Criteria in child care for 1-3 age group. Also, 50 members from the pediatrics community and senior officials from organizations involved in child health were selected to share their viewpoints. All the participants were members of Medical School Faculties with at least 5 years of experience in research centers and children's hospitals. Results: The majority of the experts (96.5%) agreed with the implementation of health plans with respect to health provision for children aged 1-3, and (84.88%) of them believed that these plans and programs are not carried too extensively in Iran. Conclusion: The results of the survey indicate that ages 1-3 are very important in the health of a child. Promotion and adaptation of health and welfare program criteria to bring Iranian children to international standards necessitates a political, social, and economical will and dedication, participation of people and a ripe atmosphere. The comprehensive health plan for children ages 1-3 which is recommend by the research group, if implemented, would promote different health aspects in the growth of a child.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:06Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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