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Yazd University of Medical Sciences , nargesrastegari6@gmail.com
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Background and aims: Agricultural activities for produce more products Compromising farmers health and environmental pollution. This study was carried out to assess the status and correlations between knowledge, attitude and practice of Greenhouse Farmers of Jiroft Township in relation to adverse health and environmental effects of the use of pesticides in 2015.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 196 Greenhouse Farmers of Jiroft Township in 2015 with multistage random sampling method. Using a Researcher made questionnaire and data analyzed by  using  SPSS software and Spearman correlation test, Mann-Whitney   and Kruskal Wallis were analyzed.
Results: The average age of participants was 39/77 ± 8/11 years and 96/4 percent were male. Average score of Knowledge was 20/54 ± 1/85, Attitude  32/88 ± 3/27 and performance was 35/21 ± 2/41. The performance score was statistically positive correlation with Knowledge and Attitude(p<0/001).  As well as the knowledge to gender, age, location, history of Farming and greenhouses(p<0/05), attitude with Farming history and greenhouse farming history has significant positive relationship(p<0/03).
Conclusion: Unsatisfactory performance score of farmers in cases that can exert harmful effects to their health, greenhouse products and environment shows that necessarily the optimal knowledge and attitude will not be cause to optimal Performance and is needed for planned interventions based on health education and health promotion models that consider the intrapersonal and interpersonal and other factors are taken into consideration.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Workplace Health
Received: 2016/08/10 | Accepted: 2017/03/15 | Published: 2018/01/8