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Knowledge and Attitude of Students in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences on Health and Food Safety
Moussa Abolhassani1, Negin Eftekhari2, , Mohammad Hassan Basirinezhad3, Adnan Karimi4, Morteza Shamsizadeh 5
1- Student Research Committee, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Student Research Committee, Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Student Research Committee, Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- 15 Khordad Hospital, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
5- Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (536 Views)
Background and objectives: Knowledge about health and food safety is important for disease prevention and protection of the environment from pollution. The present study investigated university students’ knowledge and attitude on health and food safety.
Methods: The study was performed on 148 students from Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in 2017. The subjects were selected through simple random sampling. A valid and reliable questionnaire on knowledge and attitude towards health and food safety was used for collection of data. The data were analyzed by SPSS-16 software using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and chi-square test. In all tests, the level of significance was set at 0.05.
Results: Most students had moderate knowledge and good attitude about health and food safety. There was a significant relationship between level of education and attitude towards health and food safety (P=0.046).
Conclusion: Knowledge on health and food safety is crucial for preventing contamination of foodstuff and reducing the risk of foodborne illness. The students in the Shahroud University of Medical Sciences have relatively good knowledge and attitude towards health and food safety
Keywords: food safety, knowledge, health, attitude, student
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Article Type: Research | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2018/12/20 | Accepted: 2018/12/20 | Published: 2018/12/20
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Abolhassani M, Eftekhari N, Basirinezhad , M H, Karimi A, Shamsizadeh M. Knowledge and Attitude of Students in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences on Health and Food Safety. jcbr. 2018; 2 (3) :50-54
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