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The Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia Prevention Blended Education Package on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Adolescent Girls
Fariba Parvin , Shamsaddin Niknami , Fatemeh Alhani
Tarbiat Modares University , z60.ppp@gmail.com
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Introduction: Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common types of anemia in the world, especially in developing countries. This study was conducted to determine the effect of blended educational package designed on the prevention of iron deficiency anemia in adolescent girls.
Methods: quasi-experimental research (intervention-control) was done. A researcher-made questionnaire which was validated by content validity method and its reliability was test-retested. The statistical population of the study: 120 female high school students in Kermanshah in the 2019-20 academic year were randomly divided into two groups of intervention and control. The designed blended educational package containing conversational and lecture sessions (oral), written (pamphlet) and sending virtual messages through Soroush messenger was prepared for the age group of 14-19 years. The research instruments included a demographic information questionnaire and iron deficiency anemia questionnaire Data with SPSS version 19 and descriptive statistics; Mean and standard deviation and inferential statistics; Leven test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and analysis of covariance and ANOVA were analyzed.
Results: Mean and standard deviation of knowledge before and after training were 27.89 ± 4.39 and after the intervention were 30.19± 3.9, respectively, which was statistically significant (p = 0.011.) Mean and standard deviation for attitude before and after training 40.17 8 8.68 and after the intervention 58.97 ± 7.97 that this difference was statistically significant (p = 0.009) Means & SD of performance before and after training to the order was 24.3±8. 5.1 and after the intervention was 30.72 ± 3.11 which was statistically significant (p = 0.003). The mean of knowledge, attitude and practice of the two groups before training were not significantly different, but after the intervention, the mean score of knowledge (p = 0.011), attitude (p = 0.009) and performance (p = 0.003) of the intervention group compared to the control group found a significant difference.
Conclusion: The results indicate the effect of blended educational package on knowledge, attitude and short-term performance of female students in the field of prevention of iron deficiency anemia.
Keywords: Blended Educational package, Iron deficiency anemia, Adolescent girls, Prevention.
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/06/23 | Accepted: 2021/10/2 | Published: 2021/10/2

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