The effect of different methods of health education on knowledge, attitudes and practice of female students regarding menstrual hygiene in Bandar Abbas (2006)

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Fatemeh Dabiri 1 , * , Sedigheh Abedini 1 , Arefeh Shahi 1 , Azita Kamjoo 1

1 Instructor Department of Midwifery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Dabiri F, Abedini S, Shahi A, Kamjoo A. The effect of different methods of health education on knowledge, attitudes and practice of female students regarding menstrual hygiene in Bandar Abbas (2006), Hormozgan Med J. 2009 ; 12(4):e89056.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 12 (4); e89056
Published Online: June 18, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 08, 2006
Accepted: June 18, 2008

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Abstract

Introduction: One of the fundamental ways to health promotion is training the hygiene.
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of education on the level of knowledge,
attitudes and practice of female students in Bandar Abbas city regarding the menstrual
hygiene
Methods: This study was semi-experimental as type before and after. The number of
sample was 400 female students on high school in Bandar Abbas city, that they collected
by cluster sampling and two methods of training peer education and booklet compare with
each other. Information was caught by questionnaire that to assess knowledge, attitudes
and practice of students. At the first of study accomplished pretest, then after training
plans accomplished the post test. (3 months later).Finally information analysis was
performed with software as spss12.
Results: The results of this study indicated that there was significant difference between
the mean score in knowledge, attitude and practice before and after training in two
groups. The effect of peer education on this item was more than the other methods that
caused to increase in knowledge and attitudes level in samples( p=0.000) .But despite
increasing in mean score of practice there was no change in practice level and training
with booklet just increased the level of knowledge.
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that health education is effective on
knowledge, attitudes and practice of students but health education providers would be able
to come up with appropriate methods to empower and educate young girls to adopt
necessary life skills.

Keywords

Health Education – Knowledge – Attitudes – Practice - Menstrual Hygiene

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