ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
Comparing Peer-Led and Adult-Led Education to Promote a Healthy Diet Among Turkish Schoolchildren
1 Department of Public Health Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey  
Gaziantep Med J ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.49
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Key Words: Adult-led education, diet behaviour, diet education, peer-led education, school children
Abstract

Objective: The aim was to compare the effect of peer-led and adult-led educational models that deliver educational programmes to promote healthy dietary habits among schoolchildren. 

 

Methods: Pre-test post-test design was used for group comparisons. The participants were 51 fourth-grade students. The data were collected with a socio-demographic questionnaire, the Children’s Dietary Self-Efficacy Scale and the Diet Behaviour Scale. Descriptive, chi-square test, paired sample t-test, Mann-Whitney u-test, Wilcoxon test, and a multivariate analysis of variance (manova) test were administered for data analysis.

 

Results: No statistically significant difference was found between groups with regard to pre-test diet scores (P > 0.05). After education, diet self-efficacy and diet behaviour scores significantly improved in the adult-led group (P < 0.05). No significant difference was observed between groups with regard to post-test diet scores (P > 0.05).

 

Conclusion: Use of an integrated educational approach that contains both adult-led and peer-led education can be more effective in the improvement of student’s dietary scores.

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