AKBAR BABAEI HEYDARABADI1, ALI RAMEZANKHANI2*, MOHTASHAM GHAFFARI3, YADOLLAH MEHRABI4, SAJAD ZARE5
Department of Public Health, School of Health, Student’s Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran -
Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran -
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran -
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran -
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Nowadays, mobile phone is one of the most important tools required for social and professional life; however, in some circumstances
it can threaten the health of individuals. This study was aimed to determine the behaviors of the staffs working in steel factories
in Ardekan city toward the risks of mobile phone radiation and microbial contaminations. This cross-sectional study, which was
conducted in 2014, was aimed to evaluate the staff behaviors toward the risks caused by mobile phone radiation and microbial contamination.
The study population was consisted of the staffs working in Steel Plant of Ardekan city. The participants of the study were
selected via using cluster sampling method. A researcher made questionnaire was used to collect the data; it had 15 items which were
used to assess the behavior. The validity (face and content validity) and reliability of the questionnaire were first confirmed and then
it was used for data collection. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 22 statistical software. In this study, a total of 319
employees working in steel factories were evaluated. The mean age of the subjects was 33.04 ± 8.05 years, the mean work experience
of the staff was 8.3 ± 6.05 years, the mean household size was 2.4 ± 1.33 persons, and the mean mobile phone bill at the last two
months was 50.25 ± 43.47. The mean score of the staff behavior varied from 0.9 to 2.4. The studied staff had a poor performance in
terms of health promoting behaviors. Apparently, to promote staff health it is necessary to utilize educational interventions aimed at
increasing staff awareness, changing their attitudes and behavior, and finally changing their lifestyle..5%). Most cases whose reports
were unsatisfactory were documented in the first phase of the study (i.e., 9 patients, 90%).
Conclusion: Cervical screening with Pap smear enables early diagnosis and management of cervical abnormalities and consequently
a decrease in the rate of invasive cervical cancers. It is suggested to conduct studies with larger sample sizes to ensure the
beneficial effects of cervical screening.
Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Mobile phone, staff.