Volume 15, Issue 4 (11-2016)                   TB 2016, 15(4): 148-157 | Back to browse issues page

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mazloomi S, Moslemi A, dehghani A, soltani T, Ayatolalahi J. Abroad Travelers Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice regard AIDS, Hepatitis B and Influenza. TB. 2016; 15 (4) :148-157
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-795-en.html
M.Sc Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , Atf_mosl@yahoo.com
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Introduction:  Constantly number of travelers are growing and they are  exposed to superimpose disease risks it’s morbidity caused by endemic disease of their destination. International travel are the major cause of infectious disease outbreak. Asia-Oceaninca have growing number of tourist. Deficiency of information on Travelers knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding infectious disease is concerned. This survey was conducted in order to assess travelers knowledge, attitudes and practice regard AIDS, hepatitis B and Influenza.

Methods: this study is a descriptive cross-sectional which was conducted among travelers in Imam Khomeini airport. Simple random sampling was used. Data were collected through standard questionnaire. Collected data was analyzed by SPSS-16 and statistics test such as Anova, T test, cross tab, correlation, regression.

Results: the mean age of participants was 34.66± 10.31. Education level of 47.3 percent of travelers was college and a bachelor's degree. highest rate of travelers knowledge were regarding AIDS 81.5% and Influenza 80%, in while knowledge regard hepatitis B was lower(48.5%). Highest rate of travelers practice was  related to AIDS.

Conclusion: attention to this survey results of intermediate knowledge and practice, fine attitudes and concern to international travel cause transmitting of diseases and their epidemy , it’s recommended  in order to educate travelers to abroad via curriculum, poster, pamphlet , radio, TV , an urgent measure should be taken.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/02/23 | Accepted: 2014/04/20 | Published: 2016/11/16

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