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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2013, 1(1): 33-40 Back to browse issues page
Identifying the Effects of Training of Obesity Prevention and Weight Management an the Knowledge of Clients to Neighborhood Health House in the City of Tehran
Moradi, F* *, Shariat, F,, Mirzaeian, K,
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Background: Overweight and obesity along with life style, increasing urbanization and low physical activity are the major factors influencing prevalence of chronic diseases. Unawareness of citizens as well as inappropriate diet is the etiologic factors of being obese. The aim of this study reviews effects training weight management and obesity prevention on knowledge of clients coming to Neighborhood Health Houses in the city of Tehran. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study. 150 clients coming to Health House was randomly selected. The data was collected by questionnaire the questions divided into 4 parts: demographic information of clients, psychological knowledge of clients, client’s knowledge of the etiologic causes of obesity and various treatment of weight management, client’s knowledge of sport medicine. The questionnaires in 2 steps before and after training were completed. Educational program was performed as face to face training using whiteboard, questioning and answering and providing some educational material. Data analyzing was done by SPSS and test-paired. Results: Performing educational program has significantly influenced on knowledge of the clients. In all indexes mean of samples was more after training. Level of significance was less than 0.05. Conclusion: Weight management training had a significant effect on client’s knowledge. It is necessary to extend these programs.
Keywords: Health House, weight management, obesity, physical activity
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2013/05/26 | Accepted: 2013/07/7

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