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Zarenezhad M, Farshidi H, Zare S. Investigating the awareness of inter-city bus drivers and truck drivers on coronary heart diseases risk factors. hmj. 2012; 16 (4) :299-307
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-25-en.html

Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran. Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine
Abstract:   (8369 Views)
Introduction: In recent years, cardiovascular risk factors and the role of knowledge was so important in new researches. Unfortunately, ascending trend of these diseases in developing countries as well as Iran is disquieting. This study is aimed to determine the knowledge of truck and bus drivers about coronary heart disease risk factors.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, 300 bus and truck drivers who had came to passenger terminal and terminal trucks at Bandar Abbas city in south of Iran were selected randomly. A questionnaire containing demographic characteristics and questions about their knowledge about coronary heart disease risk factors was completed for each driver. Data were analyzed using SPSS software t and Chi-square tests were used for statistical analysis with significance level of 0.05.
Results: In total, 75 truck drivers', 149 trailers drivers and 76 inter-city bus drivers were studied. All drivers were male with mean (±Sd) age of 316.8±810.40 years. The drivers’ knowledge about coronary heart disease for 97 (33.32%) was moderate or good. In this study a significant relationship between education and level of awareness about the risk was observed (P<0.05). Moreover, statistically significant relationship between age and previous history of heart disease was observed (P<0.05).
Conclusion: It seems that intervention measures should be carried out to escalate the drivers' knowledge about coronary heart diseases risk factors.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/15

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