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The Effect of Nutrition Education on Eating Disorders Attitude in Girls High School Students
Rahiminia 1, Hoorieh Rahiminia2, Sara Rezapooran2, Fatemeh Tavakolizadeh2, Nasrin Ghasemi2
1- Faculty of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , hoorieh777@yahoo.com
2- Qom University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Objectives: Adolescence is one of the important period in growth and evolution process, Also, eating disorders in adolescences, especially girls is one of the major problems in communities. Therefore, an effective education is of special priority for prevention of eating disorders. The current study was performed with the goal of assessment of the effect of nutrition education on eating disorders attitude in girls high school students.

Methods: This non-experimental study with a single group pre- and post-test design, was performed using purposive sampling method on 97 students of the first year of high school, in 2015. Data collection tool was EAT-26 standardized questionnaire, which was completed by the participants using self-report method before and 3 months after the education. Data were analyzed using paired t-test. The significance level was set at p<0.05.

Results: The mean score of abnormal eating attitude decreased from 1.7±0.04 (before education) to 1.4±0.06 (after education). Also, there was a significant statistical difference between the results of before and after education (p=0.0001).

Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that nutrition education has brought about desired changes in the attitude. However, the increase of nutrition awareness and attitude change can gradually lead to behavior change. Therefore, the current study can help the authorities to include a wider range of nutritional education in the curriculum of students in dorder to prevent eating disorder.

Keywords: Education, Nutrition, Attitude, Eating disorders, Students
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: تغذیه
Received: 2016/04/30 | Accepted: 2016/08/16 | Published: 2017/02/21
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Rahiminia, Rahiminia H, Rezapooran S, Tavakolizadeh F, Ghasemi N. The Effect of Nutrition Education on Eating Disorders Attitude in Girls High School Students. Qom Univ Med Sci J. 2017; 10 (12) :17-23
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