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Study of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards proper model of foods and nutrition by Military formal personnel
Tavakoli H. R., Sanaei Nasab H. *, Karimi A. A., Tavakoli R.
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Introduction. In recent decades, the figures of diseases and their related factors have been changed from infections disease to chronic ones. In this regards, the relation between improper nutrition models and non-infectious disease such as CVD, Cancers, and Diabetes has been diagnosed. This study examines to determine KAP of nutrition and food models by Sepah formal personnel.
Materials and Methods. This is descriptive study through a Cross-sectional method, conducted on 425 formal personnel of a military populations including 393 men and 32 women with and age range of 19-65 years drawn by simple random sampling. To determine the subjects, KAP, a Researcher made questionnaire was used. The validity of the questionnaire was confiremed by experts. The collected data has been analyzed using the SPSS14. Three different levels, low, middle, and good was defined for KAP categorizing.
Results. The mean of scores for knowledge, attitudes, and practice of nutrition by personnel was reported 63.1, 73.1, and 38.3 respectively. In knowledge domain, only 14.3% of the subject, more than 60% of the study population had a good attitude toward the issue. This percentage for the practical domain was reported only 0.2%. That is, the majority of the subjects (60.5%) has a desirable view and attitude toward the issue, and a positive powerful association has been proved between knowledge and attitudes toward food models by the subjects (r= 0.71). The association between knowledge and practice, however, was not statistically significant (r=0.303). In addition, subjects with academic levels of education have more knowledge about the issue than uneducated subjects (p<0.009). Based on the findings of the study, air forced personnel got more grade than other force in both knowledge and attitude domains (p<0.001).
Conclusion. The findings of the study indicate that in spite of having good and desirable knowledge about the issue by the subjects, their attitude and practices were not acceptable. Thus, planning a educating them with regards the food and nutritional models through various for improving their nutritional status is recommended.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Appropriate Food Consumption Model
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2008/11/6 | Published: 2008/07/15
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Tavakoli H. R., Sanaei Nasab H., Karimi A. A., Tavakoli R.. Study of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards proper model of foods and nutrition by Military formal personnel. J Mil Med. 2008; 10 (2) :129-136
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