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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2010, 12(1): 37-45 Back to browse issues page
Effect of nutritional education on iron-deficiency anemia in high schools girls
Ebrahim Falahi , Marzeah Rashidi , Farzad Ebrahimzadeh , Shohreh Karbasi , Nosrat Shokrollahi
Associate professor, Nutrition Dept. ,Faculty of Health Lorestan Univ. of Med. Sci. Lorestan , falahi.e@Lums.ac.ir
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Background and aim: Iron-deficiency anemia is one of the main nutritional problems especially in young women. There are many strategies to combat iron deficiency anemia including change in food habits and nutritional education. Aim of this study was to determine the effect of nutritional education on iron deficiency anemia among high schools girls. Methods: In this semi-experimental study 68 high schools girls with iron deficiency anemia were educated for 4 months. Education materials were included brochures pamphlets and lectures. During nutritional education sessions the girls were presented with a pamphlet in which nutritional topics such as food groups iron absorption enhancers and inhibitors good sources of iron and ways to improve absorption of iron from foods were explained in simple words. Hemoglobin serum ferritin and serum zinc were measured in the beginning and end of the intervention. The girl’s knowledge and their attitude about nutrition were also obtained before and after the study. Paired-t test Wilcoxon and Spearman tests were used for data analysis. Results: The amount of hemoglobin at the beginning and the end of the study were 109.5±10 g/l and 123.3±13 g/l respectively (P
Keywords: Adolescents Iron deficiency anemia Nutritional knowledge Nutritional education Serum zinc.
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Received: 2011/06/2
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Falahi E, Rashidi M, Ebrahimzadeh F, Karbasi S, Shokrollahi N. Effect of nutritional education on iron-deficiency anemia in high schools girls. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2010; 12 (1) :37-45
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