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Effects of nutrition education on levels of nutritional awareness of pregnant women in Western iran

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(2013) Effects of nutrition education on levels of nutritional awareness of pregnant women in Western iran. International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. pp. 175-8. ISSN 1726-913X (Print) 1726-913X (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24348589

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Maternal nutritional health, before and during pregnancy, influences the health status of herself and her developing fetus. Pregnancy is an important condition for improving nutritional knowledge. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at determining effects of nutrition education on levels of nutritional awareness of a representative group of pregnant women in Western Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental intervention was undertaken on a random sample of pregnant women (n = 100) attending urban health centers in Ilam city (western Iran) during the year 2011 for prenatal care. A nutritional education program containing two to four lessons was undertaken for small groups of between six to ten women. Nutritional knowledge was assessed before intervention (pretest) and followed by two posttests within three weeks interval. RESULTS: The awareness level of pregnant women about healthy nutrition was significantly increased from 3 before intervention to 31 after the nutritional education intervention (P < 0.001). This significant difference was independent from maternal characteristics of age and levels of literacy and in obese mothers in particular. CONCLUSIONS: A nutritional education intervention will have a positive effect on nutritional awareness of pregnant women.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Fallah, F.UNSPECIFIED
Pourabbas, A.UNSPECIFIED
Delpisheh, A.UNSPECIFIED
Veisani, Y.UNSPECIFIED
Shadnoush, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Awareness Health Education Pregnancy
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Page Range: pp. 175-8
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 11
Number: 3
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5812/ijem.9122
ISSN: 1726-913X (Print) 1726-913X (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1162

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