Evaluation of the health education effect on preventing from oxiuoriasis reinfection in Iranian kindergartens
International Conference on Parasitology
August 24-26, 2015 Philadelphia, USA

Manizheh Nourian1 and Aliehsan Heidari2

1University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Iran 2Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Bacteriol Parasitol


Introduction: Oxiuoriasis is one of the most prevalent human parasitic infections worldwide especially in temperate climates. This infection is frequently reported among children mainly in day care centers and kindergartens. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, irritability and the pruritus ani. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of health education in preventing Enterobious vermicolaris reinfection in children settling in kindergartens. Materials & Methods: A total of 60 children infected with symptomatic Enterobious vermicolaris were enrolled. They were divided randomly in two case and control groups. Both groups were treated with single dose of mebendazol. Case group children and their parents received health education including: Doing frequent hand wash, changing bed sheets daily and cleaning the anus area every morning as soon as waking up, while control group received no educational program. After one month of treatment, all children were tested by Graham method for oxiuor ova/ parasite in the three consequence days. Results: The rate of oxiuor infection was 6% and 11% in case and control groups, respectively. In conclusion, the findings of this study confirmed the effectiveness of health education in decrease of Enterobious vermicolaris reinfection in children of Iranian kindergartens.

Biography :

Manizheh Nourian is Nursing Phd Candidate, Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences University, Tehran, Iran, 2011 and has completed his Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran from 1993-1997. And Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran. He is working on Pediatric nursing using preventive care approaches.

Email: manighea@yahoo.com