Pengetahuan pemakanan dan pengambilan suplemen dalam kalangan anggota Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia

Translated title of the contribution: Nutrition knowledge and supplements intake among Royal Malaysian Navy personnel

Razalee Sedek, Bee Koon Poh, Mohd Ismail Noor

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Studies on nutrition knowledge in various population groups have often been reported but such studies among the Armed Forces are rarely reported. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the status of nutrition knowledge and the intake of supplements among the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel. A total of 909 RMN personnel based in Lumut, Kuantan and Johor had participated in this study. Questionnaire was used to assess the socio demographic variables, nutrition knowledge and supplements intake. Anthropometric measurements included height and weight. The results showed that the mean nutrition knowledge score was 62.5% corresponding to a moderate level of knowledge. Nutrition knowledge score was higher in subjects from Lumut base, older ages, more educated, officers and overweight personnel. The most common sources of nutrition information were from television/radio (27.3%), courses/seminar (24.9%) and doctors/nurses (21.6%). Of the 36% subjects that were reported, taking at least one or more supplements, 5.8% used them daily. This baseline study is expected to provide useful information to the Malaysian Armed Forces and it is suggested that nutrition education be incorporated in the RMN training programmes to ensure that the good health status of the personnel to be maintained.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1181-1190
Number of pages10
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume42
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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Keywords

  • Malaysian Armed Forces
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • RMN personnel
  • Supplements

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Pengetahuan pemakanan dan pengambilan suplemen dalam kalangan anggota Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia. / Sedek, Razalee; Poh, Bee Koon; Noor, Mohd Ismail.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 42, No. 8, 08.2013, p. 1181-1190.

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