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Iran South Med J 2015, 18(4): 800-809 Back to browse issues page
Comparative survey of environmental health status of schools have health trainer and without health trainer in Bushehr province
Bahman Ramavandi1, Abdolah Hajivandi2, Moradali Fouladvand 3, Maryam Shahverdi4
1- Assistant of Environmental Health Eng, Environment Department , Faculty of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
2- Public Health Department, Faculty of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
3- Associate Professor of Medical Parasitology, Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , mfooladvand39@yahoo.com
4- Health educator, Education organization, Bushehr, Iran
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Background: School, as a reliable place in student's education, has an important role in training. If health principles do not comply with in schools, students may be suffering from infectious diseases. Health trainer can be effective in improving school health. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of health trainer on environmental health level of schools in Bushehr province. Material and Methods This study was a descriptive - analytic study. A total of 20 samples were selected from each of the elementary schools have and not have health trainer using the method of stratified random sampling in the Bushehr province in the year 91-92. Data collected by researcher direct observation and using an assessment form of school environmental health contains 30 questions in 9 different sections. The statistical method used to analyze and test questions in this study were the chi square and Fisher exact test. Results: Based on findings of this research, between the environment health situation in schools with and without health trainer in 19 cases of health variables the significant difference was observed. The statistical analysis showed significant differences between health status of toilets (p<0.005), drinking water taps and buffet (p<0.001), yard and corridors (p<0.01), and solid waste disposal (p<0.025) in schools with and without health trainer in the year 91-92. Conclusion: Overall, the results indicate that the presence of health trainers in schools can lead to improved health status of the school. The schools without health trainer had very poor health status this issue required further try of concerned authorities to employee health trainers in schools.

Keywords: Bushehr, Environmental health, Student, Health trainer, School
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2015/09/12 | Accepted: 2015/09/12 | Published: 2015/09/12
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Ramavandi B, Hajivandi A, Fouladvand M, Shahverdi M. Comparative survey of environmental health status of schools have health trainer and without health trainer in Bushehr province. Iran South Med J. 2015; 18 (4) :800-809
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