:: Volume 1, Issue 3 (December 2013) ::
Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2013, 1(3): 15-22 Back to browse issues page
Effect of training on preventive behavior of brucellosis
Farkhondah Aminshokravi *, Hamid Reza Khanian, Amir Hossein Hashemian
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Background : Considering the importance of Brucellosis and its different consequences on human and animals and also its high prevalence in the city of Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah Province over the whole country, this study with the purpose of measuring the effects of an educational package on knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on brucellosis preventive behaviors in rural population of this city conducted.
Method: This study is Quasi-experimental. The sample included 174 people from rural areas of the city of Gilan-e Gharb. Subjects were randomly selected from six villages, three villages were randomly selected as case group (n=87), and another three as a control group (n=87). Data was gathered through a questionnaire. Data was analyzed using SPSS16 through T, paired T, Mann-Whitney, and Kolmogorov–Smirnov tests.
Results: Mean score of knowledge, attitude and brucellosis preventive behavior after intervention increased from: 26/54+9/03, 6/11+2/05, 4/48+1/55 to 34/37+6/24, 6/86+1/73, 7/58+1/4, respectively. Also, the results showed that difference between knowledge, attitude and brucellosis preventive behavior scores between case and control groups and in case group before and after the intervention were statistically significant (p<0/05).
 Conclusion: This study showed that the educational intervention has had a positive effect on knowledge, attitude and behavior of the rural population of Gilan-e Gharb.
Keywords: knowledge, Attitude and practice (KAP), Brucellosis, educational program
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2013/10/2 | Accepted: 2013/10/11

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