Zoonotic Diseases Prevention Program for Veterinary Workers in Rural Health Units at Benha City

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Zoonotic Diseases Prevention Program for Veterinary Workers in Rural Health Units at Benha City

Keywords

Zoonotic Diseases, Veterinary workers, Rural Health Units, Benha City.

How to Cite

Ramadan, E., Sarhan, A., & Abd El-Ghany, G. (2019). Zoonotic Diseases Prevention Program for Veterinary Workers in Rural Health Units at Benha City. Evidence-Based Nursing Research, 1(3), 12. https://doi.org/10.47104/ebnrojs3.v1i3.43

Abstract

Context: Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that naturally transmitted from animals to humans.
Aims: The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Zoonotic Diseases prevention program for Veterinary workers in Rural Health Units at Benha City.
Methods: A quasi-experimental design. The study was carried out in Veterinary Health Units at Benha City. A convenience sample used which includes (85) Veterinary workers. Two tools used for collecting data: 1) A structured interviewing questionnaire to assess: a) demographic characteristics, b) medical history of previous exposure to Zoonotic diseases and c) knowledge of Veterinary workers regarding zoonotic diseases. 2) An observational checklist sheet was used to assess: a) practices of veterinary workers regarding the prevention of zoonotic diseases, b) veterinary health unit environmental condition.
Results: More than three quarters (76.5%) of veterinary workers were male, less than half (45.9%) aged ranged from 30 < 40 years with mean±SD (32.3±6.62) and about one third (31.8%) of them were secondary education. The majority (89.4%) of veterinary workers had poor total knowledge score regarding zoonotic diseases pre-program intervention compared to more than half (55.3%) of them had good total knowledge score post-program intervention. On the other hand, about two thirds (62.4%) of veterinary workers had unsatisfactory total practices score regarding zoonotic diseases pre-program intervention compared to more than three quarters (78.8%) of them had satisfactory total practices score post-program.
Conclusion: Post-program score was higher than the pre-program score both in knowledge and practices of veterinary workers regarding zoonotic diseases, and there is a positive correlation between total knowledge and total practice pre and post-program (P=0.000). The study recommends an illustrated booklets and brochures in each Veterinary Health Unit focus on the use of protective methods during contact with animals and adherence to adequate sanitary standards.

https://doi.org/10.47104/ebnrojs3.v1i3.43

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