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Predictors of complementary feeding in infants aged 6 to 18 months: An application of Health Belief Model

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(2020) Predictors of complementary feeding in infants aged 6 to 18 months: An application of Health Belief Model. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health. pp. 48-53. ISSN 13915452 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Complementary feeding plays a vital role in growth and development of children and prevention of malnutrition. Objective: To determine the predictors of complementary feeding in 6 to 18-month-old infants and young children based on the Health Belief Model (HBM). Method: This cross-sectional study was performed on 270 mothers of children aged 6 to 18 months who were randomly selected from those referred to six health centres in Andimeshk city, Iran. Data were gathered using a 53-item questionnaire based on the HBM and were analysed by SPSS statistical software, descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and multiple regression tests. Results: Mean age of the mothers was 29.8 ± 5.08 years and most of them were homemakers (88.5) and had an under-diploma education (62.2). The HBM constructs predicted a total of 28.9 of the variance of mothers' behaviour in relation to complementary feeding in children. Perceived selfefficacy (p = 0.001) and perceived barriers (p = 0.011) significantly predicted the behaviour. Conclusions: Perceived barriers and perceived self-efficacy are the most important determinants of mothers' behaviour in relation to complementary feeding in children. © 2020, Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Mirzaei, A.UNSPECIFIED
Esmaeili, F. P.UNSPECIFIED
Jalilian, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Child Complementary feeding Health belief model adolescent adult article controlled study cross-sectional study data analysis software education female health center human human experiment infant Iran major clinical study mother multicenter study multiple regression questionnaire randomized controlled trial
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Page Range: pp. 48-53
Journal or Publication Title: Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 49
Number: 1
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v49i1.8898
ISSN: 13915452 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2862

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