نوع مقاله : اصیل پژوهشی
1 مربی گروه مامایی، دانشکده پزشکی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تبریز، تبریز، ایران.
2 دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد اپیدمیولوژی، دانشکده بهداشت، دانشگاه شهید بهشتی تهران، تهران، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: According to the statement of World Health Organization, about 70–80% of people use of herbal medicine in their primary care. This study was performed with aim to determine the frequency and type of herbal medicine used pregnant women referred to health centers of Tabriz.
Methods: This cross-sectional and descriptive studywas performed on 318 pregnant women referred to health centers of Tabriz for performing pregnancy care at the second half of 2013. A researcher-made questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was analyzed with statistical software (version 21) and descriptive statistics and Chi-square test. PResults: The results indicated that 100 pregnant women (31.4%) had used herbal plants during pregnancy. The most common reason (36%) for using herbal medicines during pregnancy was cold.
Conclusions: The majority of studied pregnant women used of herbal plants and the most common reason for using herbal medicines during pregnancy was cold.