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  Background and aims


  Considering the central role of staff empowerment on the health programs also importance of the health volunteers as a bridge between to community health care system increasing of these volunteers competence in order to promote public health is more important. So, this research has on the aim of determining the educational effectiveness on the women health volunteers’ empowerment and its influential factors of the West of Tehran Health Center.


  Material and Methods

  This research was a qui-experimental case control study with pre-post test. The population of the study was all the women health volunteers in the West of Tehran Health Center on 20 10 . One hundred health volunteers as an experimental and control group were randomly selected. This one hundred was divided on two 50 as experimental and control group.

  The information was gathered via the questionnaire including demographic information and women health volunteers’ empowerment questions, before and 1/5 month after of the educational intervention. (Via role playing, demonstration, discussion and lectures) SPSS was used for analysis of data and Mann-Whitney, correlation coefficient and chi square test were applied for analysis.


  The results indicated a significant correlation between age and self-confidence (r =0/259) and problem solving skills (r =0/269, p<0/01). Also after intervention a significant increasing was seen in self-confidence (p = 0/02), self-esteem and control (p = 0/003), self-efficiency (p = 0/014) and problem solving skills (p < 0/0001) indexes of the experimental group.


  Generally, the results of this study indicate that education is influence on empowerment of the population studied and considering the importance of empowerment on health promotion, it is recommended to pay more attention to empowerment.




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Received: 2011/08/30 | Published: 2011/07/15