Studies from Ankara University Yield New Information about Environmental Agriculture
2012 APR 12 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional knowledge of mothers with children aged between 0-24 months. The research was conducted on randomly selected 11 03 voluntary mothers with children aged between 0-24 months in four health care centers in Golbasi town center of Ankara city," scientists in Ankara, Turkey report.
"Research data was obtained through the prepared questionnaire form and face-to-face interview technique. In order to examine the nutritional knowledge of the mothers included in the research, the study tested whether their scores from nutritional knowledge statements dispersed normally. For this purpose Kolmogorov Smirnov one sample test was used in the study. Accordingly, the test results indicated that the mean scores of nutritional knowledge did not disperse normally (p = 0.000). Therefore, nonparametric tests were used in the analysis of the data instead of parametric tests," wrote Y. Ozdogan and colleagues, Ankara University.
The researchers concluded: "Mothers' nutritional knowledge was determined to increase in parallel with education level and age (excluding >36). In a general sense, it can be said that mothers included in the study had a good level of nutritional knowledge."
Ozdogan and colleagues published their study in the Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment (Nutritional knowledge of mothers with children aged between 0-24 months. Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment, 2012;10(1):173-175).
For more information, contact Y. Ozdogan, Ankara University, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept. of Nutr & Dietet, TR-06340 Ankara, Turkey.
Publisher contact information for the Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment is: Wfl Publ, Meri-Rastilantie 3 C, Helsinki, Fi-00980, Finland.
Keywords: City:Ankara, Country:Turkey, Region:Eurasia, Environmental Agriculture
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