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International Journal of Dairy Science
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 278-286
DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2011.278.286
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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Healthy Eating among Special Needs Boarding School Students

R. Roszanadia and M.N. Norazmir

Nutrition information is important for everyone in order to get healthy lifestyle and free from any diseases. This study was attempt to determine the effectiveness of the nutrition programme among special needs students aged 13 to 17 years old by evaluating their changes in knowledge, attitude and practice on healthy eating. Eighty students were involved in this study in which 40 students recruited as intervention group were from Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas (visual impaired). Another 40 students were from Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas Vokasional (hearing impaired) were assigned as control group. They were distributed with questionnaires for pre-test and post-test and a nutrition programme was implemented to the intervention group. A significant improvement in students’ nutrition scores among intervention group before (36.30±4.78) and after (36.55±3.34) attending the nutrition education programme (t = -4.03, df = 39, p<0.05). Improvement in attitude scores also seen when intervention group decreased significantly (t = 2.48, df = 39, p<0.05) from 18.55 (±4.17) to 17.03 (±2.79). However, for practice scores in intervention and control group shows no significant changes. For knowledge and attitude scores among control group showed no significant differences. In conclusion, this study showed nutrition education also may help to give positive impact to the special needs students in healthy eating lifestyle.
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How to cite this article:

R. Roszanadia and M.N. Norazmir, 2011. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Healthy Eating among Special Needs Boarding School Students. International Journal of Dairy Science, 6: 278-286.

DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2011.278.286


29 June, 2020
Hello ma'am/sir,
I am Jenifer from Hyderabad pursuing my masters in clinical nutrition and dietetics.
I would be grateful if I could get/adapt the KAP questionnaire used in this article as my research is also related to the same study.
I acknowledge in writing the source of the questionnaire and give proper citation.

Thank you!




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