American Journal of Nursing Research. 2021, 9(5), 171-175
DOI: 10.12691/AJNR-9-5-3
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Effect of Web Based Health Education on Young Adults Weight Maintenance and Nutritional Knowledge

Eman R. El-Refaay1, , Amel I. Ahmed1 and Nagwa M. Salem1

1Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura, Egypt

Pub. Date: September 17, 2021

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Eman R. El-Refaay, Amel I. Ahmed and Nagwa M. Salem. Effect of Web Based Health Education on Young Adults Weight Maintenance and Nutritional Knowledge. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2021; 9(5):171-175. doi: 10.12691/AJNR-9-5-3


Background: Lack of nutritional knowledge may lead to weight gain which led to several chronic disease as diabetes and hypertension. Therefore, the need to focus on the increasement of nutritional knowledge is essential. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of Web Based Health Education on Young Adults Weight and Nutritional Knowledge Design: A quasi-experimental research design was utilized to accomplish this study. Sample type: Purposive sampling technique was used to recruit Subjects and Setting: Total number of 132 young adults, who were invited through World Wide Web (WWW) for globalization. Anthropometric data were collected, and nutritional knowledge was evaluated. Tools: Three online self-administered questionnaires were used to assess nutritional health status of participants and their nutritional knowledge. Results: The present study revealed that the weight average decreased from 77.69(14.1) before the intervention to 68.84(13.3) 3 month after intervention and to 72.12(12.32) 6 months after intervention. There was statistically significant difference before and after 3 months of interventions (p=0.000) related to level of knowledge regarding nutrition. Conclusion: This study concluded that the majority of participants had higher score of knowledge after 3 and 6 months of intervention related to healthy nutrition which help in weight loss. Recommendation: This study was recommended to apply web-based health education for overweight and obese adults in different setting and worksite and integrate web-based education in all healthy promotion programs to enhanced healthy behavior.


overweight, obesity, weight management, web based, young adult


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