Health Education Program and Tuberculosis Preventive Behaviors

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khanali mohammadi 1 , sedigheh sadat tavafian 1 , * , Fazllollah Ghofranipour 1 , Farkhondeh Amin-Shokravi 1

1 Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: mohammadi K, tavafian S S, Ghofranipour F, Amin-Shokravi F. Health Education Program and Tuberculosis Preventive Behaviors , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(10):e93205.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (10); e93205
Published Online: October 24, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 23, 2011
Accepted: June 29, 2011
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Abstract

Background : This study aimed to investigate the effect of the educational program on knowledge attitude and preventive behaviors towards tuberculosis in the Ramin village of Iran.
Materials and Methods : In this study 90 eligible participants were randomly divided into two groups of intervention group who took port in educational workshop (N=45) and control group (N=45) who received no education. Data were collected at baseline and 3-month follow up. Data was analyzed within statistical SPSS program.
Results : Initially, two groups were the same in terms of demographic data (p>0.05). However, the intervention group improved significantly in terms of knowledge¸ attitude and behavior scores compared to control group (p<0.0001).
Conclusion : The educational program could improve preventive behaviors among individuals who living in the Ramin village of Iran.

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