A nutrition education intervention for anthropometric and biochemical profiles of rural older malays with metabolic syndrome

Suzana Shahar, Siti Nur Asyura Adznam, Lai Kuan Lee, Noor Aini Mohd Yusof, Mohmad Salleh, Noor Ibrahim Mohamed Sakian

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Objective: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a nutrition education intervention package in improving anthropometric, clinical and biochemical indicators of rural older Malays with metabolic syndrome (MS). Design and Sample: In this study, 47 older Malays diagnosed with MS were assigned to either the intervention group (n = 24) or the control group (n = 23) based on their geographical site. Intervention: The intervention group received nutrition education via group counselling sessions, talks, and cooking and exercise demonstrations using a specifically developed healthy aging package for 6 months. Measures: The efficacy of the nutrition education intervention on anthropometric and biochemical parameters was assessed. Results: Women in the nutrition education group showed a significant reduction in waist circumference (p < .01) compared to the control group. Men who received the nutrition education intervention maintained their total cholesterol (TC) level (p < .05) compared to the control group. Conclusions: The nutrition education intervention showed potential for improving TC levels in men and waist circumference in women with MS. Similar intervention studies could be initiated among the older adults in the community as a preventive measure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-149
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Keywords

  • Caregiver
  • Health professional
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition intervention
  • Older adults

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)

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A nutrition education intervention for anthropometric and biochemical profiles of rural older malays with metabolic syndrome. / Shahar, Suzana; Adznam, Siti Nur Asyura; Lee, Lai Kuan; Yusof, Noor Aini Mohd; Salleh, Mohmad; Mohamed Sakian, Noor Ibrahim.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 30, No. 2, 03.2013, p. 140-149.

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Shahar, Suzana ; Adznam, Siti Nur Asyura ; Lee, Lai Kuan ; Yusof, Noor Aini Mohd ; Salleh, Mohmad ; Mohamed Sakian, Noor Ibrahim. / A nutrition education intervention for anthropometric and biochemical profiles of rural older malays with metabolic syndrome. In: Public Health Nursing. 2013 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 140-149.
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