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The Effects of Empowerment Education on Daily Dairy Intake in Community-Dwelling of Older Asian Women

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Department of Nursing, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health, Keelung 20301, Taiwan
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Department of Rehabilitation, Taiwan Adventist Hospital, Taipei 10556, Taiwan
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School of Nursing, China Medical University, Taichung 406040, Taiwan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4659; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094659
Received: 19 March 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 26 April 2021 / Published: 27 April 2021
A scarcity in the intake of dairy products in older women begets a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, especially osteoporosis. However, dairy products are often not consumed in sufficient quantities in Eastern societies. This study used empowerment education to improve daily dairy intake in 68 older Asian women in the community through a quasi-experimental study design. The 34 participants in the experimental group took part in empowerment education programs that included lectures, sharing sessions, situation dramas, and cooking activities, for two hours per week for 6 weeks. The 34 participants in the control group had no interventions. The generalized estimating equation was used to evaluate the intervention’s effectiveness. The test was conducted for the two groups at 1 and 12 weeks after the completion of the lessons. We used daily dairy intake self-efficacy, intention, and behavior scale to measure the outcome. The change in the experimental group’s daily dairy intake self-efficacy and intention score at post-1 week and post-12 weeks was higher compared to the control group, but the dairy intake behavior was only changed at post-12 weeks. The empowerment education was effective in encouraging older women to change their dairy intake behavior and improved their dairy intake self-efficacy and intentions. View Full-Text
Keywords: older women; empowerment; dairy intake behavior; community; Asian older women; empowerment; dairy intake behavior; community; Asian
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Hsu, P.-T.; Chen, J.-J.; Ho, Y.-F. The Effects of Empowerment Education on Daily Dairy Intake in Community-Dwelling of Older Asian Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4659. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094659

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Hsu P-T, Chen J-J, Ho Y-F. The Effects of Empowerment Education on Daily Dairy Intake in Community-Dwelling of Older Asian Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(9):4659. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094659

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Hsu, Pei-Ti, Jeu-Jung Chen, and Ya-Fang Ho. 2021. "The Effects of Empowerment Education on Daily Dairy Intake in Community-Dwelling of Older Asian Women" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 9: 4659. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094659

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