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Salari H, Rehani T. Influence of nutrition training and weekly iron supplementation on the rate of girl student learning of Gonabad high schools. Intern Med Today. 2004; 10 (2) :11-15
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Background and Aim: Iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia is one of the main nutrition problems and public health in the world. Teenagers especially daughters are those who are in the risk of anemia. Side – effects of anemia like decrease of IQ and learning ability and physical growth disorders that cause retardation of mental and physical capabilities at last endanger development of countries. This research has been done to determine the influence of nutrition training and weekly Iron supplementation in the rate of girl learning of Gonabad high schools. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study 10 high schools were chosen in cluster from different parts of Gonabad. The samples were 385 students from grade one, two and three. After data were collected by using a questionnaire for demographic data and a standard test of speed and accuracy of learning. Finally all data were analyzed. Results: Statistic analysis and findings of this study showed that there is not any relationship between demographic data and student learning scores based on chi-square test. But at the end of the study learning level increased in both groups and it was more in the case group. Also using independent T and even T for suit nutrition training showed that average score increased from 44.80 to 72.4, in the case group, but in the control group it's increased from 43.89 to 69.8. Conclusion: These average scores show that we have increase in both groups, but it is more in case group. That means 16- week iron supplementation has a positive effect on the increase of average learning score.
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Received: 2008/07/24 | Published: 2004/07/15

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