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Background and Purpose: One of the problems predisposing the physical health of adults is the use of nonstandard school bags in elementary school. Experts believe that the fatigue and other complications arising from such discomforting appliances will be more aggravating than failing the school, exams. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the awareness and practice of parents in using standard school bags.
Methods and Materials: The present study is descriptive study conducted on the population of primary school students in Sabzevar, Iran. As the Office of Education in Sabzevar is divided into three zones, the data were collected using a questionnaire through cluster sampling, and the sample size was 400. A pilot study was conducted to determine the validity and reliability of the instrument. The obtained data were analyzed in SPSS. Results: Out of 297 informants, 17% were very well-informed, 37.9% had average awareness. Also, 29.5% were aware of nonstandard bag complications. In relation to parents’ practice, 77.5% paid attention to the standard bag specifications when buying bags. Also, it was determined that only a small percentage of primary school students used standard bags. Conclusion: Most parents were not sufficiently informed about bag specifications and paid little attention to these when buying bags for their children.