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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 2619-2624
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.2619.2624
 
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The Impact of Visuals: Using Television Program to Transform Environmental Health Concepts to People

M.R. Nazari, A.H. Hasbullah, S. Parhizkar, A.R. Shirazi and H. Marioriad

Abstract:
This study intended to determine the impact of television in training the concept of environmental health to the people. The main emphasis of environmental health lies on issues including water, soil and air. A quasi-experimental study was designed and 340 subjects were selected randomly from Yasouj, Iran. After determining educational goals of study, a questionnaire was prepared as pre and post test. Based on educational contents, 3 movies were produced in different field of environmental health including water, clean air and waste material. Participants responded to pre test 2 weeks before showing movies through provincial TV channel. Two weeks after broadcasting films, the post test was conducted. The results indicated that majority of the samples were male (55%) and married (79.7%). The mean age of the samples was 28.11±10.18 years. The mean of year of studies of participants was 8.64±4.28. A significant relationship was observed between level of knowledge and either educational background or occupation of subjects (p<0.05), hence, there were no relations between respondents’ awareness and their age, sex, marital status and family dimension. Majority (73.97) of subjects believed that more vulnerable groups for water pollution are children that after watching educational movie this amount increased to 96.42. Only 27.5% of respondents had awareness about the most important sources of air pollution in the world. The results indicated that intervention of education embodying environmental health will be more fruitful if it is conveyed through television and will result in heightening the social awareness.
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How to cite this article:

M.R. Nazari, A.H. Hasbullah, S. Parhizkar, A.R. Shirazi and H. Marioriad, 2009. The Impact of Visuals: Using Television Program to Transform Environmental Health Concepts to People. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 2619-2624.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.2619.2624

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2009.2619.2624

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