The effectiveness of nutrition education for pregnant women certified as WIC participants in an urban area of South Carolina

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Harriette E. Duncan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: The study assessed the effectiveness of nutrition education, combined with the provision of supplemental foods for a group (N=59) of low-risk pregnant women participating in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). In addition, the study examined the effects of previous nutrition education experiences of women who participated in the WIC program prior to the period of the study. A separate sample, pretest-posttest design was used due to the constraints of program mandates for benefits to be extended to all who are eligible. Random assignment to pretest and posttest or posttest only groups provided control for testing effects. The mean pretest scores of Group 1 (N=30) were then compared to mean posttest scores of Group 2 (N=29). Within groups, mean test scores of participants with previous experience were compared to mean test scores of participants with no previous experience in the program.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Nutrition $x Study and teaching
Pregnancy $x Nutritional aspects
Pregnant women

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