Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Health Education among Sample of Iraqi Patients Attending Primary Health Care Centers


Background: Health education was put as one of the components of primary health care elements and was recognized as a fundamental tool to the attainment of health for all Objective: To evaluate the Knowledge, attitude regarding health education & to find out if there is any association between the gathered data and certain variables (age, gender, educational level, occupation). Methods: A Cross-sectional study done at Al Mustansyryia Primary Health Care Center from the 1st of January to 1st of May 2016. All patients attending the Primary Health Care Centers who were above 18 years of age and willing to participate in the research (303) were included in the sample, data was collected by structured questionnaire, & then introduced into Statistical Package for the Social Sciences,V.17 for statistical analysis. Chi-square test was computed for significance of difference, and P < 0.05 was considered significant Results: The highest group of age was (18-30) years old, (51.5%) were male, (35.3%) of participants are of high school education. The participants had good knowledge about health education. There was a significant association regarding knowledge, with ages and educational levels of participants, with no association regarding the gender and occupation. There was no association regarding attitude with these variables. Most of the of participants showed positive attitudes about health education as a practiceConclusion: The participants had good knowledge about health education, and positive attitude.