Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 1,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Nutritional knowledge of mothers with children aged between 0-24 months


Yahya Özdoğan 1*, Aslı Uçar 2, Lale Sariye Akan 2, Mustafa Volkan Yılmaz 2, Metin Saip Sürücüoğlu 2, Funda Pınar Çakıroğlu 2, Ayşe Özfer Özçelik 2

Recieved Date: 2011-11-19, Accepted Date: 2012-01-07


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 1103 voluntary mothers with children aged between 0-24 months in  four health care centers in Gölbaşı town center of Ankara city. 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. In conclusion, 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. 


Child nutrition, knowledge, nutrition, 0-24 months

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 173-175

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