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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Women in Relation to Health Hazards, Proper Method of Maintenance and Use of Pesticides at Home in Yazd
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Background & objectives: The pesticide is a substance of plant, animal or chemical origin that in certain quantities causes disruption or interruption of vital function temporarily or permanently. Considering that the maintenance and application of pesticides in the home is carried out mainly by women, therefore there is a risk of developing health problems for women and even children by spraying in home. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the Knowledge, attitude and practice of women in relation to health hazards, proper method of maintenance and use of pesticides at home in Yazd.
Methods: This study was a descriptive study and the study population is composed women in Yazd (465 persons). The questionnaire used in this study was a researcher made questionnaire and included demographic variables (age, education, field of study, occupation, type of home), knowledge, attitude and practice of women. Finally, the results were analyzed using SPSS V16.
Results: According to the results, most of the subjects had a bachelor's degree or higher. Most persons were housewives and lived in the villa houses. Mean knowledge, attitude and practice scores were 9.02±2.4, 33.5±4.4 and 38.6±5.3, respectively. The results showed that 17.4% of the people received training on maintenance and health hazards of the pesticides from the television. 23.2% of women reported the most information on the package or container.
Conclusion: The results indicate that women knowledge in Yazd regarding the health hazards, the proper method of storage and use of pesticides in the home is in the middle range. This has led to the performance to be in the middle range. Considering that the attitude of most people is in the good range, it is possible to increase the performance of them in an appropriate way by increasing the awareness of individuals.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Pesticide, Women, Health Hazards
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/09/22 | Accepted: 2018/09/22 | Published: 2018/09/22
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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Women in Relation to Health Hazards, Proper Method of Maintenance and Use of Pesticides at Home in Yazd. j.health. 2018; 9 (4) :442-452
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