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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1649-1655

Evaluation of short-term and long-term effect of health training courses on knowledge, attitude, and practice of food handlers

1 Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health (RCEDH), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Department of Environmental Health Engeenering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

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Davoud Adham
Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_571_16

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Background: Good personal hygiene and sanitary handling practices at work are an essential part of any prevention program for food safety. Objective: This study conducted to investigate short-and long-term effect of public health training courses on knowledge, attitude, and practice of managers and food handlers in Kermanshah city. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on 370male food handlers participating in public health training courses. Hygiene knowledge and attitude of subjects were evaluated at the beginning, 1month, and 2years after completion of public health training courses. Data were collected using self-designed questionnaire and checklist. Results: Knowledge scores of subjects improved from 20.55±4.03 to 23.73±3.75, attitude scores from 107.2±14.6 to 112.2±14.5, and practice scores from 43.93±7.6 to 46.1±3.75 resulting in 9.94%, 3.87%, and 4.66% improvement in food dealers' knowledge, attitudes, and hygiene practices, respectively. Conclusion: The results showed that the educational intervention improved knowledge, attitude, and practice of preparation, distribution and sale food handlers, after a short period of training. Besides, after a long time, the knowledge and attitude level of participants are reduced and conversely, the level of practice has been increased.

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