Abstract Introduction and Aim
Tuberculosis is one of the main causes of mortality in low-income and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between women's Knowledge and personal health about tuberculosis.
Materials and Methods
In this cross-sectional study, 400 women who referred to health centers in 2016 were studied by Convenience sampling method. Data was collected by a researcher-made questionnaire. Its validity was confirmed by experts and the reliability coefficient of the questionnaire was 6.7. Data were analyzed by SPSS software using statistical tests such as mean, standard deviation, one way ANOVA and Pearson correlation test.
The results of the study showed that the mean age of women was 32.4 ± 3.1 years. The largest number of participants in the research (64.4%) were in the age range of 35 to 15 years old, and most of the subjects (37.8%) were illiterate. There was a significant difference between the scores of knowledge of women referring to Chabahar health centers and health houses regarding tuberculosis based on job status, personal health and education levels. (P <0.05).
According to the findings of the study, attention should be paid to educating women with low education about symptoms, transmission of disease, methods for prevention and diagnosis of tuberculosis in order to comply with personal health.