Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 23-27
Evaluation of Environmental Health Knowledge and Practice Among Youth Football Players in Benghazi, Libya
Isam Denna, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Mohamed H., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Gawili H., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Bumakthtra A., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Buihjar S., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Salem M., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Alhassi S., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Ahmed A., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Gasibat Q., Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Science, Faculty of Medicine, Sultan Zainal Abidin University, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Received: Feb. 7, 2018;       Accepted: Feb. 25, 2018;       Published: Mar. 24, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.rs.20180301.15      View  1138      Downloads  33
Abstract
Environmental health issues and practices are important in sport to reduce the risk of diseases occurrence and transmission. However, there is lack of a data about them among football players in Libya. This study aims to assess the environmental health knowledge and practices among youth football players in Benghazi, Libya. The study involves 182 participants who were involved from five youth football clubs with age means (17 ± 1.3ys). Players filled self-prepared questionnaire, which contained two sections: environmental knowledge and practices. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS. Almost 62% of the participants had not attend any lecture about environmental health. Markedly, 58% of players sharing their tools with others; in particular towels and water bottles. 75% of the sample were non-familiar with the hazards of sharing tools and 65% did not know about blood-born infections and their transmission mode. 81% of participants did not receive vaccinations, and 125 did not receive any acclimation programs about playing in changed temperature environment. In this study, there was a lake of knowledge about essential environmental health issues as well as poor practices regarding to sharing tools, vaccinations and acclimation practices. Hence, establishment of environmental health education programs among footballer players is of great significant.
Keywords
Environmental Health Issues, Youth, Awareness, Libyan Football Players
To cite this article
Isam Denna, Mohamed H., Gawili H., Bumakthtra A., Buihjar S., Salem M., Alhassi S., Ahmed A., Gasibat Q., Evaluation of Environmental Health Knowledge and Practice Among Youth Football Players in Benghazi, Libya, Rehabilitation Science. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 23-27. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20180301.15
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