Role of health education programmes within the Libyan community.

Original article


Elfituri AA, Elmahaishi MS, MacDonald TH.

Department of Health Studies, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom.

East Mediterr Health J. 1999 Mar;5(2):268-76.


The effectiveness of existing Libyan health education programmes was evaluated in order to assess how the service may be improved. A representative sample of the general public completed a questionnaire on health knowledge, healthy behaviours and the impact of various health education media. The 872 participants ranked health education media by effectiveness, with television ranked highest and booklets and leaflets lowest. We recommend reorganization of the use of different health education media in future planning.

Keywords: Health Behavior,Health Knowledge,Health Education