Health Education Program and Tuberculosis Preventive Behaviors
Background : This study aimed to investigate the effect of the educational program on knowledge attitude and preventive behaviors towards tuberculosis in the Ramin village of Iran.
Materials and Methods : In this study 90 eligible participants were randomly divided into two groups of intervention group who took port in educational workshop (N=45) and control group (N=45) who received no education. Data were collected at baseline and 3-month follow up. Data was analyzed within statistical SPSS program.
Results : Initially, two groups were the same in terms of demographic data (p>0.05). However, the intervention group improved significantly in terms of knowledge¸ attitude and behavior scores compared to control group (p<0.0001).
Conclusion : The educational program could improve preventive behaviors among individuals who living in the Ramin village of Iran.