Vameghi M

Social Welfare Management Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran


  • Original Article   
    Association of Maternal Working Condition with Low Birth Weight: The Social Determinants of Health Approach
    Author(s): Mahmoodi Z, Karimlou M*, Sajjadi H, Dejman M, Vameghi M, Dolatian M and Mahmoodi A

    Background: The socioeconomic conditions have made more job opportunities available to women. This has created interest to conduct studies on the effect of working lifestyle on pregnancy outcomes. Aim: This study was conducted with the aim to assess the relationship between mothers’ working status as a social determinant and the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) of the newborn. Subjects and Methods: This case–control study was conducted on 500 women with normal weight infants (control group) and 250 women with LBW infants (case group) in selected hospitals in Tehran. Data were collected using a researcher‑made questionnaire, designed to assess the effect of mothers’ prenatal lifestyle, as a social determinant, on LBW of the newborn. A section of the questionnaire involved assessment of mother’s working condition in terms of the work environment, act.. Read More»

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