:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (4-1999) ::
JBUMS 1999, 1(2): 24-31 Back to browse issues page
The effect of physical health instruction in prevention of postural Scoliosis in elementary school students of Tonekabon
S Saam *, AR Heidar Nia, M Pour Ghasem
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Objective: This study tends to survey the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP), concerning prevention of postural scoliosis among students of elementary school. Methods: This study is a semi-experimental research on 120 students (60 girls and 60 boys). Primarily, we assessed KAP and then data regarding the physical health collected before and after giving instructions (After 3 months) using questionnaires. The instructional schedule included lectures, films and booklets. Findings: There was a significant increase in mean scores for KAP before giving instructions and after (P=0.000). Objective measures showed significant increase in preventional behavior about postural scoliosis in students after instruction. There was an incidence of 7.5% of postural scoliosis in 120 students. Conclusion: It also showed a significant relationship between fathers and mothers’ literacy and KAP of students.
Keywords: Scoliosis, Prevention, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, KAP
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biochemical
Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2014/05/25


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