Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of Wood Painter About Harmful Effects of Solvents and Dyes on Human Health

Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal 2014; 1(1): 25-28

4 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2015

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Mohammad Miri

Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences - Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center

Reza Ali Fallahzadeh

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Mohammad Hossien Salmani

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Date Written: December 8, 2014

Abstract

Background: Solvents, which are widely used in industry, are able to dissolve another substance for creating a solution. Solvents have various effects on human health based on their type and chemical composition.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study to investigate the harmful effects of solvents on wood painters in Yazd city. To achieve information, a census questionnaire was prepared and distributed among wood painters. The studied parameters include the mean score of knowledge, attitude, and practice of wood painters about harmful effects of dyes and solvents on body according to age, work experience, education, hours worked per day, and smoking. The data of survey were analyzed by Chi-square test and T-test in SPSS.

Results: The average age and work experience of wood painters were 29 and 7.5 years, and the age of 25 years and work experience of 5 years had the highest frequency among them. Analysis of data indicated that 71.8% of people had middle school and lower education level, 68.3% was married, 31.7% was single, and 37.5% was smoking. Average working hours were 8 hours in day.

Conclusion: Results show that attitudes had significant correlation with education level and different age groups. None of the studied parameters were not significant correlation with performance. Also, there was significant correlation between knowledge with experience.

Keywords: Solvent effects, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Wood painter

Suggested Citation

Miri, Mohammad and Fallahzadeh, Reza Ali and Ehrampoush, Mohammad Hassan and Salmani, Mohammad Hossien, Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of Wood Painter About Harmful Effects of Solvents and Dyes on Human Health (December 8, 2014). Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal 2014; 1(1): 25-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2610032

Mohammad Miri

Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences - Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center ( email )

Sabzevar
Iran

Reza Ali Fallahzadeh

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran ( email )

Shohaday-e-Gomnam Blvd.
Alem Sq.
Yazd
Iran

Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran ( email )

Shohaday-e-Gomnam Blvd.
Alem Sq.
Yazd
Iran

Mohammad Hossien Salmani (Contact Author)

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran ( email )

Shohaday-e-Gomnam Blvd.
Alem Sq.
Yazd
Iran

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