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Arch Hyg Sci 2017, 6(1): 75-80 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of Barbers about Personal Health and Occupational Health
Ali Almasi, Abdollah Dargahi, Mitra Mohammadi *, Fateme Asadi, Mohsen Poursadeghiyan, Samira Mohammadi, Roohangiz Rostam Abadi, Hamed Yarmohammadi
Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Health School, Kermanshah university of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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Background & Aims of the Study: Disregarding the health and use of polluted equipment in barbers lead to microbial infection expansion, skin diseases and particularly hematic diseases including AIDS and hepatitis. Hence, the aim of present study is determining the health condition of female barbers of Kangavar city, Iran, in order to improve the health level and public health.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 167 Kangavar female hairdressers were systematically selected from five points randomly. The data were obtained through questionnaires and check list completion. Data analysis was performed using SPSS21.

Results: The level of knowledge, attitude and overall performance of the studied units were 78.66%, 93% and 79.71% respectively. There was not a significant relationship between their attitude, performance and knowledge in the present study (Pvalue<0.05). The rate of knowledge according to the metropolitan area, attitude based on job experience, performance with marital status and urban area showed a significant difference statistically (Pvalue <0.05).

Conclusion: Knowledge, attitude and performance of subjects were at a good level. However, due to problems related to salons environmental health, it can be said that the existing attitude had not converted to performance.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, performance, hairdresser, Barbers, Kangavar, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2016/06/1 | Accepted: 2016/12/25 | Published: 2017/01/1
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Almasi A, Dargahi A, Mohammadi M, Asadi F, Poursadeghiyan M, Mohammadi S, et al . Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of Barbers about Personal Health and Occupational Health. Arch Hyg Sci. 2017; 6 (1) :75-80
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