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barjasteh askari F, Salimi J, Davoudi M, Ansari S, Baghayi E, Khaksar B. Investigation of the environmental health status of mosques in Tabas in 2015. Journal of Health Chimes. 2016; 4 (2) :32-38
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-351-en.html

assistant professor Torbat Heydariyeh University of medical sciences
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Background and Aims: Mosques are among public places and like other places meeting hygiene standards is necessary. In case of not paying enough attention to this issue, mosques can be a center from which pathogens spread and endanger the health of the population. The aim of this study was to investigate the environmental health status of mosques in Tabas in 2015.

Methods: This is a cross/sectional/descriptive study conducted on 39 mosques in Tabas city in 1394 through census sampling method. To collect data, the designed checklist approved by ministry of health was filled through interview, observation and inspection. Data were analyzed using SPSS 22 and Excel 2007 software.

 Results: Despite the regular inspections of health inspectors, the environmental health status of mosques is not suitable, so that only 11.5% of personal health, 49.9% of instruments and tools. On the other hand, 77.25% of building health and 100% of other indices such as prohibition of smoking were in suitable range. Moreover, the overall mean of desirability for all indices in Tabas mosques was determined as 55.93%.

Conclusion: Based on the obtained results, health issues in the mosques in Tabas are in moderate condition. Regarding the importance of cleanness of mosques in Islam region, adopting essential measures such as education and more precise monitoring are expected to promote the instruments and tools health and servants' personal health.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/29 | Accepted: 2017/01/8 | Published: 2017/01/30

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