Faye Abdellah Model to Banishing Social Stigma of Head Lice Among School Students
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages: 1-11
Received: Jan. 17, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 1, 2016; Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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Nehal A. Allam, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Wafa A. Al Megrin, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Princes Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Al Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
Lamya A. Alkeridis, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Princes Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Al Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
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In this paper, an experimental comparative study was carried out aiming to monitor the effect of Faye Abdellah Theory Model on banishing social stigma of head lice among school students and monitor its effect on their health status and self-esteem. For the study purpose a sample of convenience of 1600 school students and their mothers was recruited from 16 schools from both countries participated in the study. Four tools used, pre/post interviewing questionnaire, observation checklists, Faye Abdellah model format, self-esteem scale sheet and students/mothers guidance booklet. The results showed that the total numbers of students at 8 schools in Egypt were 800/16700, with prevalence ratio 20.8% and 800/14300 from Kingdom of Saudia Arabia with the prevalence ratio 17.8%. The study documented that there is highly significant effects of the model on students’ health status and banishing the social stigma and there is a highly positive association between self-esteem and assurance to the health behavior. It concluded that highly self-esteem had excellent health status and completely confident in coping with self-care management. And it is recommended that knowledge is power and teaching mothers and students about head lice myths and facts is key to demystifying the stigma.
Head Lice, Social Stigma, Faye Abdellah Theory, School Students, Risk Factors, Self-Esteem
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Nehal A. Allam, Wafa A. Al Megrin, Lamya A. Alkeridis, Faye Abdellah Model to Banishing Social Stigma of Head Lice Among School Students, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20160501.11
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