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Health Education Performance in Health Houses: A Descriptive study from Iran during April-September 2011

Fatemeh Rahmati-Najarkolaei 1 , Tayebeh Rakhshani 2 , * , Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian 3 , Majid Tavakoli 4 and Hossein Sobati 1
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1 Health Research Center, Life Style Institute, Baqiyatallah Universityof Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Nutrition Research Center, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Department of Health Educations, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modaress University, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Head of Health Need Assessment Department Health Deputy, Ministry of Health& Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Shiraz E-Medical Journal: April 2018, 19 (4); e13940
  • Published Online: March 11, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: March 1, 2017
  • Revised: May 23, 2017
  • Accepted: February 10, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/semj.13940

To Cite: Rahmati-Najarkolaei F, Rakhshani T, Tavafian S S, Tavakoli M, Sobati H. Health Education Performance in Health Houses: A Descriptive study from Iran during April-September 2011, Shiraz E-Med J. 2018 ; 19(4):e13940. doi: 10.5812/semj.13940.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
5. Conclusions
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