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AMUJ 2012, 14(7): 85-94 Back to browse issues page
The effect of an educational program based on health belief model on the empowerment of rural women in prevention of brucellosis
Mahmod Karimy , Ali Montazeri , Marzieh Araban
MsC Arak , karimymahmood@yahoo.com
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Background: Brucellosis is a major zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution. The prevalence of this disease has decreased in developed countries however, in developing countries, it is still prevalent. The aim of study was to determine the effect of a health belief model (HBM) based educational program on the empowerment of rural women in Zarandieh in prevention of brucellosis. Materials and Methods: In a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test/post-test design, 141 rural women were randomly selected and assigned to experimental and control groups. The educational program was implemented for the experimental group. Data were gathered by a researcher-made questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS software version 16. Results: Demographic variables of the two groups were similar before education. In addition, there were no significant differences between the experimental and control groups with regard to mean knowledge, HBM constructs, and performance however, the post-test revealed significant differences in terms of the mean of variables between the two groups (P<0.001). Conclusion: The HBM based educational program is effective in women’s empowerment and also promoting women’s beliefs and performance regarding brucellosis therefore, the findings of this study may be used as a framework in designing zoonotic diseases prevention programs
Keywords: Brucellosis, Empowerment, Health belief model
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2011/10/21 | Accepted: 2011/12/29
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Karimy M, Montazeri A, Araban M. The effect of an educational program based on health belief model on the empowerment of rural women in prevention of brucellosis. AMUJ. 2012; 14 (7) :85-94
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