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Research Article

Effect of Health Education Programme on the Knowledge of and Attitude about Sickle Cell Anaemia among Male Secondary School Students in the Jazan Region of Saudi Arabia: Health Policy Implications

Table 4

Baseline and post-intervention answers to attitude questions.

Attitude parameterStrongly  
Agree
AgreeUndecidedDisagreeStrongly  
Disagree
TotalP value

Support  
consanguineous marriage
Pre-test9 (7.5%)19 (15.8%)64 (53.3%)18 (15.0%)10 (8.3%)100%0.72
Post-test14 (11.7%)23 (19.2%)44 (36.7%)19 (15.8%)20 (16.7%)100%

Support  
pre-marriage screening
Pre-test71 (59.2%)31 (25.8%)13 (10.8%)3 (2.5%)2 (1.7%)100%0.48
Post-test84 (70.0%)17 (14.2%)13 (10.8%)3 (2.5%)3 (2.5%)100%

Proceed with risky marriagePre-test5 (4.2%)22 (18.3%)35 (29.2%)45 (37.5%)13 (10.8%)100%0.88
Post-test14 (11.7%)20 (16.7%)27 (22.5%)31 (25.8%)28 (23.3%)100%

Support banning risky marriage by lawPre-test19 (15.8%)17 (14.2%)42 (35.0%)26 (21.7%)16 (13.3%)100%0.30
Post-test14 (11.7%)17 (14.2%)49 (40.8%)18 (15.0%)22 (18.3%)100%

Wilcoxon signed-rank test

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