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Journal:   PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL)   SPRING 2017 , Volume 15 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 50 To 56.
 
Paper: 

THE PREVALENCE OF PEDICULOSIS CAPITIS AND ITS ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JAHROM, 2016

 
 
Author(s):  MAJIDI SONYA, FARAHMANDFARD MOHAMMAD AMIN*, SOLHJOO KAVOUS, MOSALLANEZHAD HADI, ARJOMAND MAJID
 
* DEPT OF HEALTH, JAHROM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, JAHROM, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Pediculosis is one of the most common parasite infections in the world. This infection is common in many countries including Iran. Pediculosis infection causes serious health problems especially in school children. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of pediculosis infection and some associated factors in primary school students in Jahrom, 2016-2017.
Material and Methods: This descriptive analytical study recruited 717 primary school students of Jahrom selected by multi-stage random sampling. Data were collected by using a questionnaire and complete examination of hair for pediculosis infection and were analyzed with Chi-square test and descriptive test.
Results: Among 717 examined students, 49 were infected by pediculosis. Infection prevalence was 2.4% among boys and 9% among girls. All infected cases were living in the city. Most infected cases were in third grade. Infection prevalence was significantly higher among Afghans (P<0.05). There was a significant relationship between factors like a previous infection with pediculosis, hair quality and access to health care center and pediculosis infection.
Conclusion: The prevalence of this infection among Jahrom students was 6.8%, which was associated with factors such as low access to health care centers and poor personal hygiene. Personal hygiene, information about transmission and prevention ways and availability of health facilities can play an important role in decreasing the infection and its complications.

 
Keyword(s): PEDICULOSIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, STUDENTS, JAHROM
 
 
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APA: Copy

MAJIDI, S., & FARAHMANDFARD, M., & SOLHJOO, K., & MOSALLANEZHAD, H., & ARJOMAND, M. (2017). THE PREVALENCE OF PEDICULOSIS CAPITIS AND ITS ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JAHROM, 2016. PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL), 15(1 ), 50-56. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=573285



Vancouver: Copy

MAJIDI SONYA, FARAHMANDFARD MOHAMMAD AMIN, SOLHJOO KAVOUS, MOSALLANEZHAD HADI, ARJOMAND MAJID. THE PREVALENCE OF PEDICULOSIS CAPITIS AND ITS ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JAHROM, 2016. PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL). 2017 [cited 2021July24];15(1 ):50-56. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=573285



IEEE: Copy

MAJIDI, S., FARAHMANDFARD, M., SOLHJOO, K., MOSALLANEZHAD, H., ARJOMAND, M., 2017. THE PREVALENCE OF PEDICULOSIS CAPITIS AND ITS ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JAHROM, 2016. PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL), [online] 15(1 ), pp.50-56. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=573285.



 
 
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