تاثیر مقایسه ائی مداخله آموزش تغذیه حضوری و غیرحضوری مادران بر رشد شیرخواران در ایران

نعمتی, علی and تذکری, زهرا and نمادی وثوقی, مریم and وثوقی, نازیلا and زارع, مریم and مردی, افروز and ادهم, داود and حمیدزاده اربابی, یوسف and کاظم زاده, رأفت (1393) تاثیر مقایسه ائی مداخله آموزش تغذیه حضوری و غیرحضوری مادران بر رشد شیرخواران در ایران. International Journal of MCH and AIDS ــ 3 (1). pp. 74-80. شاپا 2161-8674

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Effectiveness Comparison of Mothers’ In-person Versus Written Nutritional Education Intervention on Infant Growth in Iran

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Background: In 1990, the Iranian Ministry of Health implemented a health plan to increase mothers’ knowledge of infant feeding using health workers and health volunteers. This study evaluates the effects of nutrition education on mothers’ knowledge and whether increase in mothers’ knowledge was associated with increase in growth of their children in Ardabil, Iran. Methods: A quasi-experimental study of the impact of written nutritional education and in-person nutritional education given to the participants (mothers) from urban health centers by health workers and health volunteers. Sixteen urban health centers located in Ardabil, Iran, were selected randomly for nutritional education. A group of 303 mothers with infants younger than 6 months of age from 16 health centers participated in this study. Height-for-age Z scores and weight-for age Z scores were calculated based on the National Center for Health Statistics reference values. Results: There were signifi cant differences between maternal nutritional knowledge before and after the intervention in all groups. However, the in-person method of instruction given by health workers was more effective in increasing mothers’ knowledge than those in non-health worker volunteers intervention group. There were also signifi cant differences between the growth rates of infants’ heights and weights before and after the intervention. Conclusions and Global Health Implications: In line with the aims of the government’s plan, the education given by health volunteers from non-governmental organizations was effective. However, it was less effective than the one given by professional health workers.

Item Type:Article
زبان سند : انگلیسی
نویسنده اول :علی نعمتی
نویسنده مسئول :زهرا تذکری
نویسنده :مریم نمادی وثوقی
نویسنده :نازیلا وثوقی
نویسنده :مریم زارع
نویسنده :افروز مردی
نویسنده :داود ادهم
نویسنده :یوسف حمیدزاده اربابی
نویسنده :رأفت کاظم زاده
Additional Information:Indexing in: PubMed/PMC, DOAJ
کلیدواژه ها (انگلیسی):Iran , Health , Education , Nutrition , Infant growth , Health volunteer
Subjects:WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WS Pediatrics
Divisions:Faculty of Medicine > Department of Basic Sciences > Department of Nutrition
Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Faculty of Health > Department of Public health

Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Midwifery
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing
ID Code:4779
Deposited By: Dr Ali Nemati
Deposited On:29 Jan 1394 02:58
Last Modified:16 Nov 1400 14:20

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