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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF   2012 , Volume 4 , Number 3; Page(s) 14 To 20.
 
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Evaluation Of Environmental Health Experts' Knowledge Regarding Health Issues In Natural Disasters

 
 
Author(s):  Asl Hashemi Ahmad*, Taghipour Hassan, Dianat Iman
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINEERING, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: Natural disasters are always one of the human health threatening factors in the worldwide which Iran provinces including East Azerbaijan are involved. This study aimed to assess awareness of environmental health experts in East Azerbaijan province about health problems during natural disasters.Methods: In this descriptive study, 144 environmental health experts were randomly selected and studied in East Azerbaijan province (including 52.1% from all Townships and 47.9% from Tabriz city). Questionnaires distributed among experts after validation by specialists; then the collected data was analyzed using SPSS.Results: According to the results, significant differences were found between the awareness of participants (45.5% experts and 53.5% technician of environmental health) in Tabriz and other Townships of province. Significant differences were also found between the level of education and workplace (P≤0.05). No significant difference was found between the age and history of employment in health centers (P≥0.05).Conclusion: The results indicate that the effect of education on experts' awareness of environmental health in natural disasters. So, some measures should be taken such as: to promote employees scientific level by training courses or retraining programs; to provide facilities in order to continue their education and recruiting new experts. Thus, these measures can reduce injuries or mortality rate due to lack of awareness of the health issues in natural disasters.
 
Keyword(s): ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, NATURAL DISASTERS, EAST AZERBAIJAN
 
 
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ASL HASHEMI, A., & TAGHIPOUR, H., & DIANAT, I. (2012). EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS' KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HEALTH ISSUES IN NATURAL DISASTERS. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF, 4(3), 14-20. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=297779



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ASL HASHEMI AHMAD, TAGHIPOUR HASSAN, DIANAT IMAN. EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS' KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HEALTH ISSUES IN NATURAL DISASTERS. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF. 2012 [cited 2022May18];4(3):14-20. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=297779



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ASL HASHEMI, A., TAGHIPOUR, H., DIANAT, I., 2012. EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS' KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HEALTH ISSUES IN NATURAL DISASTERS. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF, [online] 4(3), pp.14-20. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=297779.



 
 
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