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Gharibi F, AsghariJafarabadi M, Jamal Mohammadi A. The Survey of Education Effects on Removing of Growth problems in Paveh City Students. TB. 2014; 13 (4) :104-114
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1198-en.html
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , farid_hc.manager@yahoo.com
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Introduction:The growth problems in primary schools is one of the common disorders that can have permanent negative effects on the students' physical and cognitive status. This study aimed to investigate this disorder and to do interventions to eliminate them in primary school students in Paveh City. Methods:This is an interventional, education-based study conducted in the primary schools of Pavah for 15 months. The tool used in this study was WHO growth chart that assessed the height and body mass Index for age. The data analysis was performed using STATA10 Software (P<0.05). Results:In this study, a number of 574 students participated out of which 51.5% were girls and 48.5% were boys. The pre-test showed that 23.3% of the students suffered from low weight disorder, 4.8% from stunting disorder, 8% from overweight and 10.6% from obesity. The results indicated that interventions had been conducted successfully thus contributing to positive changes especially in the underweight and the overweight. Also it was shown that this positive effect was more significant in girls than in boys. Conclusion:This study indicated that the growth disorders can be subsided using a suitable design, application and follow up of interventions. Undoubtedly, the methods used in this study can also be applied in similar fields.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/08/18 | Accepted: 2012/11/4 | Published: 2014/11/21

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