THE EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BASED ON HEALTH BELIEF MODEL (HBM) ON THE NUTRITIONAL PRACTICE IN MENOPAUSED WOMEN IN ISFAHAN, 2010

Health Promotion Perspectives

Volume 1 - Number Supple.1

Article Type: Original Article
Abstract: Introduction: The post menopausal women are at risk for chronic diseases due to estrogen deficiency. On the other hand, hormone therapy has many side effects. So the most important strategy for prevention and control of chronic disease in these women is changing the nutritional behaviors. Materials and Methods: A randomized interventional study was conducted on 154 post menopaused women in Isfahan. Menopause women were randomly divided in to experimental (84) and control (70) groups. The training was based on HBM and certain behavior goals that was took place on two 120 minutes sessions. The essential information was educated using different ways like functional designs, lecture and answer and questions. Data were collected by a valid and reliable questionnaire. The questionnaire was completed 3 times (immediately after and 2 months after the education) by menopause women. Finally the collected data were analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The results of this study, showed a significant increase in the mean score of knowledge (experimental: pre=8.08 , post= 9.92) Discussion and conclusion: The findings of current study confirmed the practicability and effectiveness of HBM – based educational program on the nutrition related healthy behavior in menopaused women.