Investigating the Benefits of a Nutrition Training Course for Weight Loss, Increasing Nutritional Awareness, Changing Food Consumption Concerns, and Increasing Motivation for Healthy Living

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty Member, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the usefulness of a training course designed to reduce weight and health in order to raise awareness and nutritional knowledge, as well as increase people's motivation to have the right weight and also change people's attitudes towards food consumption, all of which It leads to a healthy and quality life.
Methods: This research has been done in the region of Tehran. There were 20 participants in the study and they were randomly selected. In this study, data collection and assessment method was a question in which a data section of the sample (sample) was tested twice as a pre-test and post-test with a tool (questionnaires for weight loss motivation, nutritional awareness and anxiety). The reliability of the instrument has been confirmed by the internal retesting and validation method of the instrument by Cronbach's alpha method. The training course with an adaptive approach included 6 training sessions. To answer the four questions of this study, statistical test to compare pre-test and post-test scores with distance and relative scale of T-pair test (correlated) and to compare pre-test - post-test information with nominal level of two-category accuracy. McNemar's non-parametric test was used.
Results: The findings show that the training method designed to improve nutritional awareness, weight loss motivation and performance is effective. However, people's attitudes towards the proper consumption of food before and after the educational intervention did not show any difference.
Conclusion: In general, education raises people's awareness of having a safe margin of health in life.


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