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sadeghzadeh V. Effective factors causing relapsing fever in clients referring to health and ‎treatment centers in Khalkhal city. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2006; 16 (1) :18-24
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Introduction: A group of acute infection diseases are called Relapsing fever.‎ Clinically it involves a circular period of fever and lack of fever. Mortality rate can be ‎decreased by controlling and identifying effective factors.‎

 Objective: This study aimed to determine effective factors for relapsing fever in clients ‎referring to health centers in Khalkhal in ‎‏2002‏‎.

‎ Methods: In this descriptive study, ‎‏59‏‎ clients who had the entrance criteria were selected as ‎sample by census. Data collection was done by interview and observation. Data collection ‎instrument included interview sheet, observation check list and data recording sheet. Content ‎validity was used to determine instrument validity and Retest was used to determine its ‎reliability. SPSS and descriptive-analytic statistics were used for data analysis. ‎ Results: Finding of study indicated the effective environmental factors (Mean=‎‏71.78‏‎), health ‎behaviors (Mean=‎‏84.34‏‎), Socio-economic factors (Mean=‎‏52.12‏‎), cultural (Mean=‎‏91.53‏‎) and ‎finding showed a significant relationship between some personal characteristics and relapsing ‎fever.‎ Conclusion: Relapsing fever in Khalkhal villages was due to tick and effective factors ‎recognized as cultural factors, health behaviors, environmental and Socio-economic factors.‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/16 | Accepted: 2014/08/16 | Published: 2014/08/16

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