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Effectiveness of Educational Intervention Based on BASNEF Model to Promote Preventive Behaviors of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among Students in Qom Province
Abedin Saghafipour , M Mirheydari, S Abolkheirian, Sh Arsang Jang
Qom University of Medical Sciences
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Background& objectives: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a public health concern in most of tropical areas of Iran. CL is important because of its dermal lesions on patient’s bodies. This study was conducted to determine the effect of education based on BASNEF model to promote cutaneous leishmaniasis preventive behaviors among students in Markazi district of Qom Province in 2014.

Method: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 192 middle school students reside in endemic areas of Qom Province based on BASNEF model. Data were collected before and 2 months after intervention using a researcher-made questionnaire with approved validity and reliability. Data were analyzed by Chi- Square, T independent, and GLM statistics using SPSS software.

Results: Mean scores of knowledge, attitude, enabling factors, behavioral intentions and healthy behavior in case group after educational intervention showed significant differences compared with control group (p<0.001). Mean scores in subjective norms among cases has increased after education, although it was not statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Educational intervention, before, during and after the implementation of vector control programs can have a significant impact on the success of cutaneous  leishmaniasis prevention and control programs. In this context, the use of BAZNEF model could be effective on preventive behaviors to control leishmaniasis.

Keywords: Education, BAZNEF Model, Students, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/03/13 | Accepted: 2017/03/13 | Published: 2017/03/13
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Saghafipour A, Mirheydari M, Abolkheirian S, Arsang Jang S. Effectiveness of Educational Intervention Based on BASNEF Model to Promote Preventive Behaviors of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among Students in Qom Province. j.health. 2017; 8 (2) :170-181
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