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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   Fall 2001 , Volume 5 , Number 3; Page(s) 30 To 34.
 
Paper: 

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF COUPLES ABOUT THALASSEMIA BEFORE MARRIAGE IN BANDAR ABBAS

 
 
Author(s):  SADAGHIANI S., FARSHID FAR GH.R.
 
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Abstract: 

This is a descriptive study to show knowledge, attitude and practice of couple about thalassemia before marriage in Bandar Abbas.

200 couples who precipitate for lab testing about thalassemia were checked by a questionnaire. Each case was asked to complete the questionnaire containing 24 questions about his or her knowledge, 23 questions related to attitude and 20 questions about some demographic characteristics. In addition, to investigate the practice thalassemic trait, their marriage situation was checked in official offices. At Last 393 questionnaires were selected for data analysis.

The results showed that more than half of the cases, 60.1 % in knowledge and 50.80/2, in attitude had good knowledge and attitude respectively, but in practice, only 20% of cases had good practice. Furthermore, there was a positive correlation between age and education and their knowledge about thalassemia, while no correlation was seen between age and their attitude.

In spite of an acceptable knowledge and attitude about thalassemia, it seems that their practice is poor.

 

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, THALASSEMIA, MARRIAGE
 
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