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Title: Knowledge, perceptions and prevention of malaria among women in Sistan va Baluchestan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Rakhshani, F.
Ansari Moghadam, A.R.
Alemi, R.
Moradi, A.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: A questionnaire about malaria knowledge, beliefs and practices was given to a r and om sample of 2168 married women from rural and urban areas of Sistan va Baluchestan, Islamic Republic of Iran. The mean knowledge score of subjects was low at 5.5 [maximum 15.0]. Few respondents [37.6%] knew that malaria was an important disease in the area and only 58.4% knew that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes. Most subjects [69.4%] never used a mosquito net. Only 49.9% of rural and 73.8% of urban residents would seek care for fever and chills from the local health centre. Community health workers [behvarz] were the main source of information [29.5%] for rural women; the role of physicians in education was minimal. Subsequent health education must be tailored to the educational needs of the target population in this area
Description: 248-256
Keywords: Analysis of Variance
Communicable Disease Control
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Health Behavior
Health Education
Educational Status
Insect Vectors
Subject: Attitude to Health
ISSN: 1020-3397
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