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|Title||Evaluation of the relationship between intestinal parasitic infection and health education among school children in Gaza city, beit-lahia village and jabalia refugee camp, Gaza strip, Palestine|
This study aimed to test the impact of health education programmer's intervention on the prevalence of intestinal parasites among school children in Gaza city, Beit labia villages and Jabalia refugee camp "Gaza Strip" over 6 month. In this study 432 stool samples were collected from school children aged 6- 11 years old, each stool sample was examined using wet mount and formalether sedimentation technique. Of these 432 stool sample 125 were found to be positive with a prevalence of ( 28.9% . The infected children were treated with suitable anti- parasitic drug under the supervision of school of health in the ministry of health. Then the treated children were divided into two groups the first group remained on the treatment only but the second group received treatment and health education. After 6-month a second stool sample was collected from each child in the two groups then analyzed. The final result indicated that prevalence of intestinal parasites had declined from 21.5% to 5.1%. Ration was 3.4% in first group which received treatment only and 1.62% in second group which received treatment and health education. The rule of health education in decreasing prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection was statistically significancant ( P= 0.001 . The relationship between intestinal parasites and sex, residence, age, school, job, of father and other relations were investigated and studied.
|Series||Volume: 14, Number: 2|
|Publisher||The Islamic University Journal|
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