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Pourmarzi D, Rimaz S, Merghati khoii E S. Educational needs for mental health promotion in engaged youth. sjsph. 2013; 10 (3) :1-14
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Background and Aim: Educational programs for couples' mental health promotion in marital life are a necessity.  The first step in planning an educational program understands the needs of the target group. This paper reports the mental health educational needs in youth planning to marry.

Materials and Methods: In a descriptive-analytical cross sectional study, 450 individuals taking part in pre-marriage education courses in Tehran were selected by randomized stratified sampling. The data was collected using a questionnaire that measured the educational needs in the area of mental health by the 5-point Likert-type scale. Data analysis was done using the SPSS-15 software, the statistical tests being the independent T-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the chi-square test.

Results: On the whole, the subjects' felt need for mental health education was more than moderate (3 on the Likert scale) women expressed a higher need than men (p=0.001). The main concern of the participants - both men and women - was How to keep romance alive in married life. The extent of need expressed for mental education was not statistically different in different socio-demographic groups of women, while worker men expressed a higher need than self-employed men (P=0.018).                                                                        

Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, young people planning to marry have a felt need for education in the area of mental health. It is recommended to design and implement educational programs to promote their knowledge in this area with due consideration of priorities stated by them.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/10/16 | Accepted: 2012/07/14 | Published: 2013/08/8

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