Teachers' Awareness about Control of Communicable Diseases at Primary Schools in Al-Swaira City
Keywords:Teachers, Awareness, Communicable Diseases, Primary Schools
AbstractBackground: Infectious diseases, often known as communicable diseases, are disorders brought on by the invasion of body by particular microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, Main causes of death worldwide remain communicable diseases, which account for a significant portion of the annual death toll. Aims: assess teachers' awareness about control of communicable diseases, assess awareness of teachers about immunity and vaccination, and find the relation between demographic characteristics and teachers’ awareness. Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study that was carried out between the March 2022 to September 2022, The study was conducted in primary schools of Al-Swaira city which include (120) teachers from (7) primary schools out of (25) total primary schools, data analysis approaches were used in order to analyze and assess the results of the study under application of the (SPSS 23). Results: Study show socio-demographic characteristics in the teachers of primary schools. Age (34.2%) of them were (31-40) years old, (65.8%) of them were female, (68.3%) were diploma of educational level, show highly statistical significant association between teachers’ awareness about control of communicable diseases and immunity and vaccination. Conclusion: Study discovered that all of the items related to awareness of teachers about control of communicable diseases most of their answer were always, half of the items related to awareness of teachers about immunity and vaccination all of their answer were always.
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