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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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Effective factors causing relapsing fever in clients referring to health and treatment centers in Khalkhal city

By: Sadeghzadeh.V. MSN


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.

Key words: Effective Factors, Relapsing Fever, Health Behaviors

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

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