Mothers' knowledge regarding preventive measures of food poisoning in alemtidad area
Background: Food poisoning outbreaks are one of the main health problems globally, having an extensive impact on human welfare. The World Health Organization considers them as the main cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries, and responsible for high levels of loss of productivity in developed countries together with other foodborne diseases. Objective: this study aims to assess the mothers' knowledge regarding preventive measures of food poisoning in Alemtidad area. Method: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional community-based study; it was conducted in Alemtidad area during period extended from September to December 2012, it involved 88 mothers selected by simple randomization. Data were collected by using structured designed questionnaire which was analyzed (SPSS) program version 20. Result: Among 88 mothers interviewed, it was found that; mothers' knowledge about preventive measures for food poisoning is satisfactory concerning hand washing, washing vegetables and cooking appropriately. The economic status, level of education, and housing condition are not predicting factors influencing level of mothers' knowledge about food poisoning. Conclusion: The researcher concludes that mothers in Alemtidad area have acceptable level of knowledge about food poisoning. There is need for strengthening the situation through conducting education session and further studies should be conducted in order to explore the prevailing problem of all daily life activities.
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related education
Public health or related nursing
Social and behavioral sciences
Assess the level of mothers’ knowledge regarding personal hygiene.
Assess the level of mothers' knowledge regarding the washing of vegetables and fruits.
Assess the level of mothers' knowledge regarding proper food preparation.
Keyword(s): Food and Nutrition, Prevention
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Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am PhD in Nursing
and Esra Has BSc in Nursing.
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