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dc.contributor.advisorDano, Dominiqueen_US
dc.contributor.authorHajj Chehade, Christina Alen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 50-56)en_US
dc.description.abstractNutrition has significant implications on a person’s health status throughout his/her life cycle. This is especially particular during periods of development and growth, namely during pregnancy. Hence, a healthy and balanced diet is important during pregnancy. Knowledge about appropriate and healthy dietary choices may be an influencing factor in adopting a nutritious diet. Existing data proposes that nutrition education before and during pregnancy may encourage ideal gestational weight gain, reduce the risk of foodborne illness, improve birth weight, and decrease the risk of preterm delivery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of nutrition education intervention on the awareness of healthy nutrition during pregnancy of women in Lebanon. A quantitative quasi-experimental study design was adopted. Online antenatal nutrition education sessions were provided to a group of women of childbearing age. Participants’ antenatal nutrition knowledge were assessed before and directly after giving the session through an online self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze the results, using SPSS 20®. Pretests were displayed as scores and as categories. One sample t-test was used to compare the mean score of the posttest with the mean score of the pretest. Pearson’s correlation and chi square tests were used to study correlations between pretest mean scores and sociodemographic characteristics. Ninety-one women attended the sessions and filled the pretest, 67 posttests were collected. Mean scores for pretest and posttest were 27 ± 6.5 and 37 ± 4.1 respectively, and their difference was statistically significant (t=-31.6; P<0.001). Antenatal nutrition education may improve knowledge and practice of women during pregnancy. Thus, attention should be directed towards promoting nutrition education of women of childbearing age.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Christina Al Hajj Chehadeen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (ix, 72 pages) : ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subjectAntenatal nutrition, education, knowledge, women of childbearing age, Lebanon, intervention.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPregnancy--Nutritional aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPregnant women--Health and hygieneen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Balamand--Dissertationsen_US
dc.titleAssessing the impact of nutrition education on antenatal nutrition knowledge of women in Lebanon : an interventional studyen_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Healthen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Public Healthen_US
dc.description.campusFOM main campusen_US
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