The Effectiveness of a Nutritional Counseling Program on the Anthropometric Measurements of Female Students at Al-Qunfudhah University College
The study aimed to know the effect of a nutritional guidance program on anthropometric measurements, which is an experimental study on the female students of the Department of Family Education at Al-Qunfudhah University College - Umm Al-Qura University - Saudi Arabia. The researcher conducted a survey study of the nutritional and health status of 107 female students from the Department of Family Education - Umm Al-Qura University Then, a purposive sample of 20 (9 underweight, 11 obese) students was selected, who were diagnosed as suffering from nutritional problems, were carried out from the research community according to nutritional status. They were conducted from the research community by nutritional status. The researcher used the experimental method, one-group design, and multiple measurements. The experiment consisted of distributing a pre-designed questionnaire to the listed subjects from April 1 to July 2021. An educational food program was presented, and body mass index measurements were taken (height in centimeters, weight in kilograms, waist, and buttocks circumference in centimeters), continued for three months. Four measurements were taken, the first before the experiment, the second after the first month of the experiment, the third after the second month of the experiment, and the last fourth after the third month of the experiment. Then the data was analyzed using a repeated measurement binary analysis of variance, and the results showed that the calculated p-value for each of the weight, waist circumference and buttock circumference, are 16.811, 5.015, and 9.151, respectively, which is a function at the level of 0.001, 0.038 and 0.007, which He indicates that the experiment was effective in treating nutritional and health problems. The researcher recommends using the nutritional program to treat nutritional and health problems.
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