International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

The Effect of Health Education on the Use of Personal Respiratory Protective Equipments based on BASNEF Model among Workers of Block Carbon Factory in Ahwaz
Mahnaz Solhi, Maryam Saki, Iraj Alimohammadi, Hamid Haghani

Introduction: Due to the increase of occupational diseases and the importance of identifying personal protective equipments and in order to make the society sensitive to health issues, the current study was performed with the aim of determining the effect of health education on the use of personal respiratory protective equipments based on BASNEF model among workers of block carbon factory in Ahwaz. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 workers (case-control) of block carbon factory in Ahwaz, Iran, 2008 who were selected randomly through simple random sampling. The questionnaire designed by the researcher contains 70 questions in 5 items including demography, knowledge, behavioral beliefs, attitude, subjective norms and enabling factors which served as an instrument for data collection. Data analysis was done through SPSS16 software and χ2 and one-way ANOVA tests. Results: The mean score of knowledge, attitude, intention, enabling factors and group performance in comparison to control group had a significant post-interventional increase (p<0.00001). Furthermore, the mean score of subjective norms among experimental and control group showed no significant difference. Conclusion: This study indicated that educational intervention based on BASNEF model will increase the use of personal respiratory protective equipments among workers.

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