Volume 3, Number 3 (Summer 2015)                   Iran J Health Sci 2015, 3(3): 58-62 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.7508/ijhs.2015.03.007

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Nikookar S, Pashaeei T, Nikzad D, Moosa-Kazemi S, Davari B. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward Vectors Control Programs among Managers of the Schools in Neka, Iran. Iran J Health Sci. 2015; 3 (3) :58-62
URL: http://jhs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-303-en.html

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Abstract Background and purpose:Vector-borne diseases such as Malaria and Leishmaniasis are still a public health problem in Iran. One of the effective ways to prevent of these diseases is to improve the vector control program. We carried out this study for assessment managers of school knowledge, attitude and practice regarding vector control programs. Materials and Methods:A cross-sectional study was conducted during October to September 2008 in Neka County, Iran. The participants were 18 managers of school that were selected randomly sampling. The data were collected through a questionnaire that was comprised four sections. All statistical analyses were performed using SPSS software. Results:The finding showed that only 34% of participants had a positive attitude toward the vector control program. Furthermore, 55.6% of participants were agreed with chemical vector control method. Conclusion:The knowledge of participants was rather good about vector control. Since, Community education is a key factor to improve vector control program, we suggest strengthening the vector control education program at different levels of the community.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Medical Entomology
Received: 2015/08/22 | Accepted: 2015/08/22 | Published: 2015/08/22

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