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:: Volume 3, Issue 2 (summer 2012) ::
j.health 2012, 3(2): 50-58 Back to browse issues page
Survey on Effect of Health Education Intervention on Reduction of Brucellosis Incidence in Rural Areas of Khomein Based on PRECED Framework
M.A Oruogi , A Bayt Asghari , A Charkazi , J Jvaheri
Arak Univ ersity of Medical Sciences
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Background & Objectives: brucellosis is a zoonosis and has remained a major health and economic concern. The main strategies for control and prevention of brucellosis include Intersectoral collaboration, disease surveillance, community education, and training of health workers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventions on reduction of brucellosis in rural areas of Khomein city. Methods: In a randomized semi-experimental study 400 adult men from rural areas of Khomein city were randomly allocated to case and control groups. Data were gathered using a researcher designed questionnaire based on PRECEDE framework. Educational interventions were conducted in three sessions (one session in a week) for 60 to 90 minutes based on the PRECEDE framework and the subjects were followed for 3 months. Results: Mean scores of predisposing factors (knowledge and attitude), reinforcing and enabling factors showed significant differences between case and control groups after intervention (p<0.05). Brucellosis incidence reduced from 147 in 2006 to 43 cases per 100000 in the first nine mounts of 2008 (p<0.05). Conclusion: Planning and implementing of health education interventions based on PRECEDE framework could be effective on reduction of brucellosis incidence.

Keywords: Health Education, PRECEDE framework, brucellosis, Khomein
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/25 | Accepted: 2014/01/25 | Published: 2014/01/25
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Oruogi M, Bayt Asghari A, Charkazi A, Jvaheri J. Survey on Effect of Health Education Intervention on Reduction of Brucellosis Incidence in Rural Areas of Khomein Based on PRECED Framework. j.health 2012; 3 (2) :50-58
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