Volume 1, Issue 2 (September 2016)                   J Environ Health Sustain Dev 2016, 1(2): 109-116 | Back to browse issues page

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Eslami H, GhalehAsgari S, Ghaneian M T, Rezaeipandari H, Amrollahi M. Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of Health Volunteers' in Cutting down Paper Consumption, Yazd . J Environ Health Sustain Dev. 2016; 1 (2) :109-116
URL: http://jehsd.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-71-en.html
Environmental Science and Technology Research Center, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran.
Abstract:   (733 Views)
Introduction: Today, the growing amount of paper consumption and consequently deforestation and environmental destruction have imposed financial burden on different countries around the world. This study aimed to determine the level of knowledge, attitude, and performance of Yazd health volunteers on cutting down the consumption of paper.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-cross sectional study was conducted on 120 health volunteers of Shahid Sadoughi university of Medical Sciences and
Health Services in 2015. A self-made questionnaire containing demographic, knowledge, attitude, and performance questions was applied as the data collection tool. The data was imported into SPSS software V.18 and analyzed with t-test and ANOVA statistical tests.

Results: The participants' knowledge about importance of paper consumption was 80.03 %. The mean and standard deviation scores of knowledge, attitude, and performance of health volunteers were 11.09 ± 2.90, 59.82 ± 2.23, and
41.11 ± 9.50 respectively. The results suggested that the average scores of knowledge and attitude among those with academic degrees were higher
than that of other participants and this relation was statistically significant
(p ≤ 0.001). The attitude of married subjects compared to single volunteers' was more positive and there was a significant difference between their attitude and income levels. According to the results, there was a positive and significant correlation between knowledge and attitude as well as attitude and performance (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: The findings showed that the level of knowledge, attitude, and performance of health volunteers in Yazd regarding cutting down paper consumption is at a satisfactory level. This suggests that trainings provided for them at different time intervals have been well enough.
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Type of Study: Original articles | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/9 | Accepted: 2017/08/9 | Published: 2017/08/9

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