KAP of primary school teachers about health education techniques

Mobasheri, M. and Ramezani, Y. and Khaledifar, B. (2013) KAP of primary school teachers about health education techniques. Life Science Journal, 10 (4). pp. 3636-3639.

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Abstract

Background and aim: Teachers have an important role, in health education, in transferring health knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) to students. Therefore, it is necessary for them to have adequate knowledge of, high attitude toward, and appropriate practice in health education techniques. The aim of this study was to measure KAP of primary school teachers about health education techniques and its relationship with age, gender, nativity, education, work experiences, income, courses they had already taken, and place of education. Design: 114 female and 104 male teachers were investigated. They were asked to fill out a pre-tested and structured questionnaire. Chi-square and multivariate regression analysis were used for data analysis. Findings: 7.1 of teachers had high, 45.2 had medium, and 27.7 had low KAP about health education techniques. Chi- square test showed no relationship between KAP of teachers and gender, nativity, work experiences, and income. However, there was a significant relationship between KAP of teachers and level of education, place of education, and courses they had already taken. Multivariate regression analysis showed that courses they had already taken were the most effective factor on teachers' KAP about health education techniques. High proportions of primary school teachers had low KAP in health education techniques. Regarding the results of this study we recommend development of a specific (pre-service and in-service) training course for teachers to improve their KAP about techniques for health education in primary schools.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 16:34
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/593

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