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Mod Care J 2006, 3(1 And 2): 30-34 Back to browse issues page
The effect of education on knowledge and utilization of folic acid in women referring to Khoy city health centers
A . Hasanpoor Dehkordi , H. Motaarefi , M. Ghanad Kaafi
Instructor Shahr-e-Kord University of Medical Sciences. Shahr-e-Kord, Iran , Ali_ 2762002@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim: Folic acid is one of the essential and important vitamins for women in fertility ages specially on prepregnancy and pregnancy periods. Several studies showed that acid folic Play role in prevention of fetus abnormalities specially neural tube defects, anemia in pregnant women, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers. This study was done to determine whether education effect on knowledge and utilization of folic acid" in women referring to Khoy city health centers.

  Material and Methods: This is a quasi experimental study that was accomplished in Khoy city Health centers. In this study we selected 126 women in fertility period that were referred to Health centers. Samples were chosen in non random sampling method (convenient). Data was collected with a questionnaire through interviews. This study was accomplished in two phases pre and post test. After pretest we teached case group through face to face method. The data were analyzed by SPSS. Descriptive statistic chi-square test and t test were used.


 

  Results: Results showed that there was a significant difference in knowledge level (P<0.0l) and utilizing of folic acid (P=0.000) between pre and post test, also the results indicated that education program was successful in women with low educational levels.

  Conclusion: According to findings knowledge level and utilizing of Folic Acid were increased in the case group and so education can be successful and effective in improving women's knowledge and practice for using folic acid. According to educational role for nurses so they can change knowledge and practice of their clients toward using folic acid as a necessary.


 

Keywords: Education, Folic acid, Fertile women
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Type of Study: Experimental | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2013/06/19 | Accepted: 2013/06/20
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Hasanpoor Dehkordi A ., Motaarefi H, Ghanad Kaafi M. The effect of education on knowledge and utilization of folic acid in women referring to Khoy city health centers. Mod Care J. 2006; 3 (1 and 2) :30-34
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