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Estudios sociales (Hermosillo, Son.)

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ROMAN PEREZ, Rosario et al. Implementing an educational model to prevent intestinal parasitism. Estud. soc [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.44, pp.92-117. ISSN 0188-4557.

Intestinal parasitic infections are associated to morbidity in children of 0-14 years old and measures of hygiene and psychosocial conditions are involved in their transmission. In this study a program of health education and prevention of intestinal parasites was designed, implemented, and evaluated in school children from marginal communities of Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. The study design consisted of a contrast group, with pre/post assessment and coproparasitological analysis. The educational program was carried out in two schools of Hermosillo, Sonora, one urban and one semi-urban during the school year 2010-2011. The discussed topics were feeding, disease prevention, self-esteem and environmental care. The results showed that the intervention achieved positive knowledge level changes and reduction in the prevalence of intestinal parasites.

Keywords : intestinal parasites; educational model; education; hygiene; school children.

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