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Effect of Education on Tendency to Water Use Efficiency in Housewives of Zarrin Dasht

By Ameneh Marzban, Ali Asghar Ebrahimi, Roya Malekahmadi, Vahid Rahmanian, Mehran Barzegaran and Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian

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Introduction: Zarrin Dasht is one of the low rainy areas of Fars province, which has faced repeated droughts in recent years. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of education on the tendency towards water use efficiency in housewives of Zarrin Dasht. Materials and Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 130 patients (65 cases and 65 controls) were selected from housewives of Zarrin Dasht by cluster random sampling from four health centers. Data collection instrument was a standard, two-part questionnaire (demographic data and water saving tendency) that was a water saving standard. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 24 software. Results: The results of this study showed that the intervention was effective on the tendency of housewives to water use efficiency. There was a significant difference between the above variables before and after the intervention in the intervention group, and the relationship between age and occupation, and tendency to water use efficiency was statistically significant. Conclusion: Considering that education has a positive effect on women's tendency to water use efficiency, so providing water management education to housewives can lead to modification of consumption pattern

Topics: Drinking water, Efficiency, Women, Education, Zarrin Dash City., Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
Publisher: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
Year: 2019
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