نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 استادیار، گروه پزشکی اجتماعی وخانواده، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشجوی MPH، گروه پزشکی اجتماعی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of education on knowledge, attitude, and practice in the field of pediculosis among the mothers of elementary school students in Gavart district, Isfahan, Iran, in year 2016.Methods: In this field trial study, 154 mothers of primary school students in Gavart district were selected and randomly divided into two groups of 77. The first group went under education about pediculosis, and in the second group, no intervention was applied. Awareness, attitude, and practice of the mothers were evaluated before and 2 months after the intervention, and were compared between the two groups.Findings: The mean scores of knowledge, attitude, and practice after the intervention was 11.25 ± 1.62, 18.77 ± 1.47, and 8.22 ± 0.88 in intervention group, and was 6.07 ± 1.31, 10.01 ± 1.24, and 2.93±0.88, in control group, respectively; and the differences between the two groups were statistically significant.Conclusion: Implementation of the health education program probably has an effective role in increasing awareness, attitude, and practice among mothers regarding infection with lice.