Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz

2 Spiritual Health Reserch Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Department of Medical Education, School of Medicne, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

3 Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Falavarjan Branch, Isfahan

4 Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Due to the young population of Iran, a significant number of
teenagers in our country and the importance of the health of adolescents, especially teenage girls
who are the mothers and the future‑makers of the society, we designed this study to determine the
health needs of adolescent girls living in the city of Qom.
METHODOLOGY: In this descriptive cross‑sectional study, the research population included 853
student girls in the middle and high secondary grades in the city of Qom selected and participated in
the study through a randomized multistage cluster sampling method. Data were collected by completing
the demographic information questionnaire, and the adolescent girls’ health needs questionnaire. Data
gathered were analyzed using SPSS software version 19 using the descriptive and inferential statistics.
RESULTS: The study results showed that the scores of the adolescent girls’ needs in health‑related
areas are as follows: health: 65.33 ± 22.08, nutrition: 52.81 ± 25.40, exercise and physical activity:
50.10 ± 30.55, social justice: 53.95 ± 23.82, counseling: 49.55 ± 34.97, school status: 52.69 ± 28.01,
relationship with parents: 55.10 ± 27.44, social support: 50.64 ± 30.52, education: 51.88 ± 29.61,
religious beliefs, and spirituality: 66.88 ± 20.87.
CONCLUSION: Based on the results of this study, the adolescent girls have a lot of perceived needs
in various areas of health, including psychological‑emotional, social, physical, educational, and beliefs
areas, which have not been met. Therefore, it is recommended to plan and carry out the necessary
measures to meet the needs of adolescents with their participation and relevant authorities.


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