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Soltani M, Hajimohammadi B, Baghianimoghadam M, Ehrampush M, Dalvand A, Dehghani Tafti A. The Knowledge, Attitude & Practice of Women Referred to Health Centers of Yazd on Moldy Food Contaminated with Aflatoxin. TB. 2017; 15 (5) :44-54
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1420-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, Iran. , baghianimoghadam@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites produced by certain fungi in/on foods and feeds. The damage they do to DNA can be mutagenic, and also carcinogenic with liver cancer. The aim of this study was to The effect of education on knowledge, attitude & practice of women referred to health centers of Yazd on moldy food contaminated with aflatoxin. Materials and Methods: This study was a cross sectional-descriptive study that was done in 2014. One hundred and fifty - two women were selected among women who were referred to health centers of Yazd. The Sampling was conducted in multi stages. The data was collected by a researcher-developed questionnaire. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire have been confirmed by content validity, face validity and equivalent reliability. The collected data was analyzed by SPSS20. Results: 107 (70%) of the patients studied to the poor knowledge of aflatoxins and Only 6.2% of them were relatively good knowledge. The performance levels were a 38 (25%), good performance, 108 (1/71%), moderate performance and 6 (9/3%) had poor performance. 0.25%, 74.3% and 0.7% Participant to the hazards food contaminated with aflatoxins were moldy and positive, average and negative attitude, respectively. Conclusions: Based on our findings, Poor knowledge of participants to aflatoxin, and the average of the attitudes and performance of most of the participants. Is necessary to provide strategies to increase public awareness in order to increase the level of attitude and function and reduce exposure to aflatoxin.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/18 | Accepted: 2015/09/26 | Published: 2017/01/17

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