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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1325-1330

Superstition in health beliefs: Concept exploration and development


1 Intensive Care and Management Nursing Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Public Health of Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Health Education and Health Promotion Department, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Saveh, Iran
4 Pediatrics of Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Akram Sadat Sadat Hoseini
Pediatrics of Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_871_19

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Concept exploration and development of superstition is the aim of this research. Superstition is a complex concept, needs to be clarity, removes it from its mundane state, and gives it a scientific richness. To use a list of questions extracted from a review of the literature to analyze, develop, and explore superstition. It was assessed according to studies conducted in three fields sociology, psychology, and nursing. The maturity of the concept was determined in four areas, epistemology, practicability, semantics, and deduction/logic. Nurses must discover people's beliefs and superstitions. Although the concept of superstition is commonly used, many of its features and aspects were still unclear.


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