Investigation of the effect of education on nutritional knowledge, attitude and performance of primary school students in Ilam - 2015

Soheila, S. and Roya, R. and Nasrollah, N. and Maryam, P. and Elahe, T. and Akbar, B.H. and Kourosh, S. and Sadegh, A.Z.M. and Pour, Y.S. and Asadi-Samani, M. and Bahmani, M. (2016) Investigation of the effect of education on nutritional knowledge, attitude and performance of primary school students in Ilam - 2015. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 1210-1215.

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Abstract

Background and objective: Nutritional habits are formed in childhood and will remain until the end of life. Proper nutrition in childhood leads to the promotion of growth and development of child and reduces the risk of chronic diseases during adulthood. This study aimed to assess the effect of education about nutrition on nutritional knowledge, attitude and performance of students in primary schools. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study which is conducted in 2015. 180 students from primary school in Ilam city were selected randomly and assigned into case (90 people) and control (90 people) groups. Before initiation of educations, a pretest was held in both groups. Then for the case group, a nutritional education was performed during 5 sessions of 45 minutes. After 2 weeks of finishing the educational sessions, posttest was performed by giving a questionnaire of knowledge, attitude and performance to case and control groups. Eventually, two groups were compared with each other in terms of nutritional knowledge, attitude and performance. In order to analyze the collected data, SPSS 21 software was used. The significance level of tests was 5% and descriptive statistics including tables and numeric indices and also inferential tests including paired t-Test, independent t-Test and Chi-square were used. Results: Findings of this study showed that in the case group, there was a statistically significant difference between the mean score of knowledge, attitude and performance of students before and after education (P< 0.05). In control group, however, no statistically significant difference was observed (P> 0.05). There was also a significant difference between case and control groups after education (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Nutritional education may lead to the improvement of nutritional knowledge, attitude and performance of primary school students. Considering the importance and role of students and also low cost of preventive measures in comparison with therapeutic measures, it looks necessary to expand this type of educational programs

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, Education, Knowledge, Nutrition, Performance
Subjects: WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18
WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18 > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
WA Public Health > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Public Health
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 07:51
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 07:51
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1071

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