Knowledge and Attitude of Teachers about Communicable Diseases in some of Primary Schools in Erbil
Keywords:Knowledge, Communicable Diseases, Primary School
Background: Infectious diseases, or communicable diseases comprise clinically evident illness, characteristic medical signs and/or symptoms of disease resulting from the infection, presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents in an individual host organism. In certain cases, infectious diseases may be asymptomatic. School health programs could not be fully implemented without having staff, teachers, and parent's cooperation and involvement.
Objectives: The study aimed to identify the knowledge and attitude of teacher science regarding communicable disease.
Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out; one hundred and six of teachers were involved in some of the primary schools in Erbil city. The study began in Feb. 20, 2011, through Apr 20, 2011. Questionnaire was designed for data collection which was consisted of two main parts: socio demographic characteristics and knowledge and attitudes about communicable disease.
Results: The findings of the study revealed that the majority of the teachers responses regarding knowledge about communicable disease were very poor and deteriorating,
Conclusion: The study concluded that the majority of the teacher's needs continuing education programs about common communicable disease in Kurdistan and ways of prevention them.
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