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Nutrition Education Based on Health Belief Model Improves Dietary Calcium Intake among Female Students of Junior High Schools.
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PMID:  25395905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study examined the effects of a nutrition education programme based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) on knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of dietary calcium in female students. In this interventional study, 188 students were placed into intervention (95) and control (93) groups. The intervention group participated in a nutrition education programme. Students in both the groups completed KAP and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) at baseline and after two and three months of follow-up respectively. The data were analyzed by independent and paired t-tests. Those who received the intervention were found to have better attitude (p=0.049) and practice (p=0.005) scores compared to the controls. The HBM constructs, including perceived susceptibility (p=0.006), perceived severity (p=0.001), perceived benefits (p=0.002), perceived barriers (p=0.001), and taking health action (p=0.02) scores, were also significantly higher. The findings support the effectiveness of nutrition education based on the HBM in improving the knowledge, attitude, and practice relating to calcium intake among adolescent students.
Mahshid Naghashpour; Ghodratollah Shakerinejad; Mohammad Reza Lourizadeh; Saeedeh Hajinajaf; Farzaneh Jarvandi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health, population, and nutrition     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1606-0997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Popul Nutr     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959228     Medline TA:  J Health Popul Nutr     Country:  Bangladesh    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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