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jafari M, fadakar K, yazdani M. Survey mothers' attitude and health behaviors about prevention of iron-‎deficiency in ‎‏6-24‏‎ month old children in ‎‏2005‏. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (2) :15-20
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Survey mothers' attitude and health behaviors about prevention of iron-deficiency in 6-24 month old children in 2005

By: Jafari Asl. M, Fadakar. K, Yazdani. MA

Abstract:

Introduction: Iron deficiency is an important health-nutritional problem. Based of WHO reports, infants and preschool children are more at risk. Children at age 6-24 months are at risk of iron-deficiency.

Objective: The goal of this study is to determine the attitude and behavior of mothers of 6-24 months old children regarding prevention of iron-deficiency.

Methods: This is a descriptive study and 169 mothers with 6-24 months old children who referred to one health center in Rasht were chosen. Data collection instrument consisted of three parts.

First part covered sample's demographic characteristics second part assessed mothers' behavior on prevention of iron-deficiency and the third part was related to mothers' attitude on prevention of iron-deficiency.

Results: Findings showed that the majority (56.6%) had improper health behavior. Most (51.8%) had positive attitude and there was a negative correlation between health behavior and attitude.

Conclusion: Must samples had positive attitude regarding prevention of iron-deficiency but unfortunately didn't have satisfactory behavior in prevention of iron-deficiency. Therefore it's necessary for authorities to plan programs to promote health behaviors.

Keywords: iron-deficiency, attitude, health behavior

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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