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Mod Care J 2010, 7(1 And 2): 30-36 Back to browse issues page
Analyzing the level of knowledge and attitude about nutritional behavior of mothers who refer to Birjand urban health centers
O Motamed Rezaei , M Moodi , M Mohammadi , Z Amini Nasab
Instructor Birjand University of Medical Sciences , omrezaei@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim: One of the most important health objectives in the first years of child’s life is to achieve a balanced and correct nutrition. This study has been done with the purpose of determining the knowledge and attitude of mothers about children nutritional behavior referring to urban health centers in Birjand.

  Materials and Methods: To enter this descriptive- analytical study, mothers with children under 5 who referred to Birjand urban health centers, have been selected. Through questionnaire the obtained data was analyzed by SPSS software, using chi-square test, ANOVA (one-way), Tukey statistical Test and Pierson correlation coefficient of the significant level (P<0.05).

  Results: From whole 294 cases of mothers there was a significant difference in awareness and attitude of them according to their education levels. (P=0.002). 83.7% were aware about the required action to absorb iron. 65.6% were informed about the start time to consume iron drop. 82.7% were aware of minerals and beneficial vitamins and 64.6% about the complication of vitamin A deficiency. The mothers’ awareness of nutrimental behavior and their attitude had been evaluated in the average and good terms respectively.

  Conclusion: Considering the average level of knowledge and attitude of mothers about nutrition behavior in children, a need to retrain family physicians and the staff about the importance of nutritional behavior is felt.

Keywords: Mothers, Nutrition, Awareness, Attitude, Birjand
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Received: 2012/09/25 | Accepted: 2012/10/15
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Motamed Rezaei O, Moodi M, Mohammadi M, Amini Nasab Z. Analyzing the level of knowledge and attitude about nutritional behavior of mothers who refer to Birjand urban health centers. Mod Care J. 2010; 7 (1 and 2) :30-36
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