Effect of Nutritional Interventions on Anemic Pregnant Women’s Health Using Health Promotion Model
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  • Mariam Amer Al-Tell
  • Prof.Dr. Nawal Mahmoud Soliman
  • Prof. Dr. Faten Khayrat El-Guindi
  • Dr. Hisham El-Nana
Iron deficiency anemia is one of the main health problems in Palestine, it affects about a quarter of pregnant women who attended the Ministry of Health facilities in the West Bank. It is preventable awhile its consequences can’t be prevented or treated easily. Health Believe Model (HBM) is widely used in intervention programs that aiming to changing behaviors. The aim of study was to evaluate the effect of nutritional interventions using health promotion model through changing in their perception regard the risk of anima. Research design: Quasi-experimental design, using control group. Sample: it was a convenient sample included 102 pregnant from antenatal care (ANC) of MOH in Nablus city/Palestine. Research tool: two tools were used for data collection; the interviewing questionnaire that consist of 3 parts; the socio-demographic and maternal profile of pregnant women, their perception about risk and susceptibility to iron anemia and their dietary habits/ practice. The second tool was the investigation /laboratory tool that assessed the hemoglobin level of pregnant women. All pregnant women interviewed, and results of blood samples for hemoglobin level obtained from the MOH laboratories. Data were analyzed using SPSS soft ware. The study result showed overall significant relationship between perceiving risk of anemia and eating practices, and between changing eating practices and improvement in hemoglobin level of pregnant women. Actions at mother child health centers regarding management of anemia among pregnant women using principles of Health Promotion Model/Health Belief Model in different intervention programs should be request for.
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