Awareness of Parents about Characteristics of a Healthy School Backpack

Zeinab Javadivala, Hamid Allahverdipour, Iman Dianat & Mohsen Bazargan
Background: The issue of knowledge on school backpacks among parents has received little attention. The objectives of this study were to assess school backpack carriage and its consistency with parents� knowledge about children friendly school backpacks. Methods: This was a randomized cross-sectional study. Totally 307 elementary school children and 250 parents were recruited to assess parental knowledge about standard school backpacks in 2010. Data collection were carried out on an unscheduled day in order to,...