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

Solhi, Mahnaz; Saki, Maryam; Alimohammadi, Iraj; Haghani, Hamid
March 2013
International Journal of Applied Science & Technology;Mar2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p122
Academic Journal
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 X;χ 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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