Knowledge, Attitude, and Rejecting Use Behavior of Trans-Fatty Acid Among Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335494
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge, Attitude, and Rejecting Use Behavior of Trans-Fatty Acid Among Children
Author(s):
Yu, Shu; Huang, Chun-Hsia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Shu Yu, PhD, RN, yushu@ym.edu.tw; Chun-Hsia Huang, MA, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Health damage due to trans-fatty acid (TFA) is an important issue around the world, however there is a relatively few studies to explore TFA, particularly for children. The main purpose of this study consisted of investigating children's rejecting TFA use behavior as well as identifying influencing factors and predictors of the behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional research design was conducted to 1086 children studying in the fifth and sixth grader in Taiwan (562 male occupied 51.75%; 524 female occupied 48.25%). A questionnaire was used to collect data. Results: The main finding indicated that the mean score on a 'knowledge' questionnaire was 11.00; total score ranging from 0 to 23; SD = 5.26). Gender comparison indicating that female's knowledge was significantly higher than male (t = -2.39, P = 0.017). For attitudes, a mild tendency of passive attitude was found in this study (Mean ' SD = 48.81 ' 9.70; total score was 100). Gender comparison indicating that male's attitude was significantly more positive than female (t = 4.11, P = 0.001). For rejecting TFA use behavior, a moderate level of behavior was revealed by this study (the mean score was 90.68 out of a possible score of 145; SD = 26.15), however, no gender difference was found between two genders. Regarding the relevant factors, a multiple stepwise regression analysis on rejecting TFA use behavior indicating four variables (including attitude, knowledge, grade, and gender) could be singled out as significant predictors and accounted for 24.6% of the variance. Conclusion: Based on this study, we emphasize that education and health administrators and health professionals should actively provide broader health educational programs and health services regarding TFA use to children in Taiwan, not only improving knowledge and behavior but also building a correct and active attitude.
Keywords:
trans-fatty acid (TFA); knowledge, attitude and behavior; Children
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleKnowledge, Attitude, and Rejecting Use Behavior of Trans-Fatty Acid Among Childrenen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Shuen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Chun-Hsiaen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsShu Yu, PhD, RN, yushu@ym.edu.tw; Chun-Hsia Huang, MA, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335494-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Health damage due to trans-fatty acid (TFA) is an important issue around the world, however there is a relatively few studies to explore TFA, particularly for children. The main purpose of this study consisted of investigating children's rejecting TFA use behavior as well as identifying influencing factors and predictors of the behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional research design was conducted to 1086 children studying in the fifth and sixth grader in Taiwan (562 male occupied 51.75%; 524 female occupied 48.25%). A questionnaire was used to collect data. Results: The main finding indicated that the mean score on a 'knowledge' questionnaire was 11.00; total score ranging from 0 to 23; SD = 5.26). Gender comparison indicating that female's knowledge was significantly higher than male (t = -2.39, P = 0.017). For attitudes, a mild tendency of passive attitude was found in this study (Mean ' SD = 48.81 ' 9.70; total score was 100). Gender comparison indicating that male's attitude was significantly more positive than female (t = 4.11, P = 0.001). For rejecting TFA use behavior, a moderate level of behavior was revealed by this study (the mean score was 90.68 out of a possible score of 145; SD = 26.15), however, no gender difference was found between two genders. Regarding the relevant factors, a multiple stepwise regression analysis on rejecting TFA use behavior indicating four variables (including attitude, knowledge, grade, and gender) could be singled out as significant predictors and accounted for 24.6% of the variance. Conclusion: Based on this study, we emphasize that education and health administrators and health professionals should actively provide broader health educational programs and health services regarding TFA use to children in Taiwan, not only improving knowledge and behavior but also building a correct and active attitude.en
dc.subjecttrans-fatty acid (TFA)en
dc.subjectknowledge, attitude and behavioren
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:53:49Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:53:49Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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