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Javidi M, Kamalikhah T, Ghobakhloo Z, Abdolshahi A, Faghihnia Torshizi Y, Ghobakhloo S. Evaluation of knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of hairdressers in women’s beauty salons in Garmsar towards infection control and disinfection. ioh. 2020; 17 (1) :1-14
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2572-en.html
Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran , Sa_ghobakhloo@yahoo.com
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Introduction:In hairdressing career the disregarding of hygiene and also the use of contaminated equipments result in major convection of diseases such as viral, bacterial and fungal infections, eczema,and verruca.Assessment of knowledge,attitude and practice of hairdressers is necessary for the guarantee of public health.
 Methods:this cross sectional study was conducted in total160 female beauty salons with legal work permit in Garmsar.The questionnaire containing 50 question regarding the personal details,knowledge,attitude and practice was used to data collecting.
 Results:The mean age of hairdressers interviewed was37.4±10years. In total hairdressers,only 130 person (83.1%) had good knowledge about the possibility of convection of AIDS,hepatitis B and C from people seemingly healthy but infected, also 155 personb(96.9%) had knowledge about threat of receiving hazardous infectionbfrom sharps.Attitude of the hairdressers was associated significantly with educational level and work experience(P<0.005).Out of total participants 95% had good performance about the use of alcoholic light, oven or autoclaves to sterilize their sharp and winning tools and 5%of the participants who used other materials or equipment had a bad performance.
 Conclusion: Although the knowledge,attitude and practice of hairdressers in Garmsar city were good.The implementation of teaching programs is recommended to promote their condition.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Workplace Health
Received: 2018/09/30 | Accepted: 2019/11/6 | Published: 2020/07/6

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