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S.Vahide Hosseini, Monireh Anoosheh, Fazlollah Ahmadi. The Effect of Adolescents' Participation on Sanitary Collection and Disposal of Garbage. IJN. 2008; 21 (55) :9-17
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-511-en.html

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  Background and Aim: One of the important factors in health maintenance and promotion is correct garbage disposal. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of adolescents’ participation on the sanitary collection and disposal of garbage.

  Material and Method: In his quasi-experimental, before-after study, the research population consisted of all adolescents of 102 families living in Rostam-Abad village, located in Buein-Zahra region. At first, training sessions based on the research objectives were established for the adolescents and then, each of them took charge of a few families for education and follow up.

  Results: Findings indicated that the mean of sanitary status of garbage bin and sanitary disposal, before intervention was 3.2 ± 0.88, whereas, immediately after intervention, it was increased to 4.3 ± 1.6. Paired T-Test showed a statistically significant difference between before/ after intervention (P<0.0001). Two months after the intervention, the mean was 4.29 ± 1.6. Repeated measurement type of ANOVA with Wilks test also indicated a statistically significant difference (P<0.0001).

  Conclusion: Based on these findings, the rural adolescents' participation can develop the sanitary collection and disposal of garbage.  

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2009/02/7 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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