The effect of boy students’ participation on consumption of milk and dairy products by family in Janah, Hormozgan province, 2004

AUTHORS

Aref Faghih 1 , * , Manijheh Anooshe 2 , Fazlahhah Ahmadi 2 , Fazlallah Ghofranipour 3

1 Instructor Department of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professors Department of Nursing, Tarbiyat Modarres University.

3 Assistant Professor Department of Health Education, Tarbiyat Modarres University.

How to Cite: Faghih A, Anooshe M, Ahmadi F, Ghofranipour F. The effect of boy students’ participation on consumption of milk and dairy products by family in Janah, Hormozgan province, 2004, Hormozgan Med J. 2007 ; 10(4):e90162.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 10 (4); e90162
Published Online: June 25, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 11, 2005
Accepted: June 25, 2006

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Abstract

Introduction: Milk and dairy products are essential food products that play an
important role in human nutrition. The consumption of milk products in Iran is
less than other countries. This study was carried out in 2004 to evaluate the
efficacy of boy students’ participation on consumption of milk and dairy product
by family in Janah city.
Methods: This experimental study was conducted on 95 boy students in fifth
grade of two primary schools in Janah and their families but decreased to 70
students due to their families’ low income. Demographic questionnaire and
family milk and dairy product consumption self-report checklist were filled by
two groups before participation. Then the students were educated by researcher
and transferred the educational items during three month to their families. After
this time two group filled self-report checklist. The data were analyzed using
SPSS statistical software, Chi square and t-test with significancy level of less than
0.05.
Results: Findings show that case and control groups were similar in demographic
factors. The mean consumption of milk and dairy products in two groups before
participation was not statistically different. While mean consumption of milk and
dairy products in two groups had statistically significant difference after
participation (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Participation of boy students has a positive effect on consumption of
milk and milk products by families. According to this result researcher suggests
encouraging boy students’ participation as a principal and significant strategy for
promoting family health.

Keywords

Students - Family – Dairy Products – Hormozgan

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