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Surveying the Impact of Malaria Related Education on Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of Chabahar Rural Men. Journal of Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences. 2013; 1 (1) :5-11
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-171-en.html
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Background: Malaria in one of the most important parasitic disease in Iran. Reports indicate that Sistan and Baluchestan province has the highest rate of Malaria morbidity in Iran. The present Study was aimed to survey the impact of malaria related education on knowledge, attitude and behavior of Chabahar rural men in 2011. Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental interventional study was conducted on 300 Rural Men in Three regions of Chabahar. A researcher-made questionnaire including demographic Information, knowledge, attitude and behavior aspects have been used as data collection tool. Validity and Reliability of questionnaire have been established before implementation. Malaria education was performed by pamphlet and face to face training. Same questionnaires delivered to students before and a month after the intervention. Variable differences before and after intervention measured by Paired T-Test, Independent T, Variance analysis and chi-Square using SPSS Software. Results: After the intervention, scores reflecting cognitive, attitude and behavioral skills increased significantly (P<0.0001). Conclusion: According to findings of present study educational interventions targeting rural men can promote the community’s knowledge, attitude and behavior concerning behaviors targeting Malaria prevention.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/03/8 | Accepted: 2015/03/8 | Published: 2015/03/8

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