Secondary Data Analysis: A Follow-up of the Effectiveness of a Nutrition Counselling Programme on Nursing Staff’s Nutritional Status

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สิริญญา พลวัฒน์ สุจินดา จารุพัฒน์ มารุโอ นพวรรณ เปียซื่อ


Objective: To conduct a series of 4 follow-ups of the effects of nutrition counselling
programme on nursing staff’s nutritional status (based on their body mass indices, waist
circumferences, amounts of body fat, blood glucose levels, and blood cholesterol levels),
before the programme and 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after the programme.
Design: Descriptive study using secondary data.
Procedure: The participants, 129 nursing staff members, were purposively recruited
sampled from the ‘Clean Food, Safe from Disease’ project and assigned to a control group
(n = 66) and an experimental group (n = 63). After baseline data about the participants were
collected, both the control and experimental groups attended a 1-day nutrition education
programme. Next, the experimental group was given individual counselling, designed
according to their nutritional status to properly personalise each member’s food consumption
and physical exercise adjustments. Follow-ups were conducted 3 months, 6 months, and
1 year after the programme. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and two-way
ANOVA with repeated measures on one factor.
Results: The counselling programme signifcantly reduced the average body mass
index (p = .031) and blood cholesterol level (p < .001) in the experimental group. At almost
every follow-up, the experimental group had signifcantly lower average waist circumference
(p < .001). At 3 months and 6 months, however, no signifcant difference was detected.
The experimental group also showed a signifcant decrease in body fat percentage (p < .001)
and average blood glucose level at almost every follow-up. No signifcant difference was
found between these periods: (i) before the programme and 3 months after the programme;
and (ii) 6 months and 1 year after the programme.
Recommendations: The results indicated that the nutrition counseling programme
could effectively reduce body mass index and blood cholesterol in the participating
nursing staff; therefore, this programme should be applied and monitored in the long
term to ensure greater effectiveness.



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พลวัฒน์ส, มารุโอส, เปียซื่อน. Secondary Data Analysis: A Follow-up of the Effectiveness of a Nutrition Counselling Programme on Nursing Staff’s Nutritional Status. Thai Journal of Nursing Council [Internet]. 3Aug.2018 [cited 18Feb.2019];33(2):83-6. Available from:
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สุจินดา จารุพัฒน์ มารุโอ

Assistant Professor, Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

นพวรรณ เปียซื่อ

Associate Professor, Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.


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