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Safdari M, Mirzaei Alavijeh M, Ehrampoush M, Qhaneyan M, Morowatisharifabad M. Knowledge, Attitude and Performance Students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd about Recycling Solid Material: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2013; 12 (2) :157-164
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  Background and Objectives: Recycling and reuse of solid waste , due to lower raw materials costs , saving energy reduction of disposal lack and depleting of resources and increasing the pollution of environment has been raised as an economic model for a long time . Therefore, the aim of this study was the survey of knowledge, attitude and performance of students of Shahid Sadoughi University of medical sciences-Yazd about recycling solid material.

  Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was performed on the 252 students from Shahid Sadoughi University of medical sciences-Yazd by classification method in 2012. Data collection tool was a questionnaire with 27 valid and reliable questions in four sections: Demographic (3 questions), knowledge (10 questions), attitudes (7 questions) and performance (6 questions) and a question about the students' source of information t was completed by students by self-report. Statistical analysis was carried out by analysis of variance (ANOVA), Pearson correlation and t-test .

  Results: The mean of knowledge score 11.36±2.54 (score range 0-20), 11.6±2.37 in girls, 10.79±2.85 boys were reported respectively. The mean of attitude score 25.9± 2.98 (scores range 7-35), in the girls 26.17± 2.66 and the boys 25.25±3.55, respectively the mean of performance scores 6.17±3.12 (score range 0-8) respectively in the girls 3.29±1.35 and the boys 2.73±1.45 were reported. Also between the knowledge and attitude ( r= 0.298, p<0.001) there were direct and positive correlation. Forty to nine point six percent indicated were TVand radio as their sorce of information.

  Conclusions: Considering the high level of Knowledge and attitude among the students and the important of students as an effective part of socity, education about recycling solid materials seems necessary.

  Key words: Recycling, Knowledge, Attitude, Performance, Student.

  Funding: This research was supported by student research committee Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd.

  Conflict of interest: None declared.

  Ethical opproval: The Ethics committee of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd opproved this study.

  How to cite this article : Safdari M, Mirzaei Alavijeh M, Ehrampoush MH , Qhaneyan MT, Morowatisharifabad Knowledge M.A. Attitude and Performance students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd about Recycling Solid Material . J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2013 12(2): 157-64. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Short Report | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2013/04/17 | Accepted: 2013/04/20 | Published: 2013/04/20

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