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Dabiri F, Abedini S, Shahi A, Kamjoo A. The effect of different methods of health education on knowledge, attitudes and practice of female students regarding menstrual hygiene in Bandar Abbas (2006). hmj. 2009; 12 (4) :271-279
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-441-en.html
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Introduction: One of the fundamental ways to health promotion is training the hygiene. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of education on the level of knowledge, attitudes and practice of female students in Bandar Abbas city regarding the menstrual hygiene
Methods: This study was semi-experimental as type before and after. The number of sample was 400 female students on high school in Bandar Abbas city, that they collected by cluster sampling and two methods of training peer education and booklet compare with each other. Information was caught by questionnaire that to assess knowledge, attitudes and practice of students. At the first of study accomplished pretest, then after training plans accomplished the post test. (3 months later).Finally information analysis was performed with software as spss12.
Results: The results of this study indicated that there was significant difference between the mean score in knowledge, attitude and practice before and after training in two groups. The effect of peer education on this item was more than the other methods that caused to increase in knowledge and attitudes level in samples( p=0.000) .But despite increasing in mean score of practice there was no change in practice level and training with booklet just increased the level of knowledge.
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that health education is effective on knowledge, attitudes and practice of students but health education providers would be able to come up with appropriate methods to empower and educate young girls to adopt necessary life skills.
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Received: 2012/10/30

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