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Iranian J Nutr Sci Food Technol 2022, 17(2): 11-20 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of WhatsApp Nutrition Education on Blood Sugar, Fat Profile and Quality of Life in Patients with Type Diabetes 2
A Hemmatipour1 , Sh Molavinejad * 2, H Shahbazian3, A Shahrani4, M Parsanahad5
1- Master of Pediatric Nursing, Department of Nursing, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
2- Professor, Diabetes Research Center, Health Research Institute, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , shahrambaraz@yahoo.com
3- Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Diabetes Research Center, Health Research Institute ,Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical science, Ahvaz, Iran
4- PHD of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical science, Ahvaz, Iran
5- Master of Nutrition, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Patient education is an important part of diabetes control. Virtual education using messenger networks makes it easy for the patients to receive information they need remotely. Due to the high popularity of WhatsApp social network in Iran, this study was carried out to assess effects of WhatsApp nutrition education on blood sugar, fat profile and quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes.
 Materials & Methods: In this clinical trial study, 90 patients with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. For the intervention group, a 45-d nutrition education program was provided via WhatsApp using images, videos and posters. Fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, triglyceride, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein and quality of life were assessed in the two groups before and after the intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS Software v.22.
Results: Results showed that WhatsApp nutrition training included effects on triglycerides (p = 0.008) and quality of life (p < 0.0001) but not on fasting blood sugar, HbA1c, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein (p > 0.05). No significant effects on HbA1c were observed at various times (p < 0.788).
Conclusion: Results of the present study revealed effects of WhatsApp nutrition education on decreasing blood triglycerides and increasing the quality of life of diabetic patients.
 
Keywords: Nutrition education, WhatsApp, Diabetes, Quality of life, Blood sugar, Fat profile
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Article type: Research | Subject: nutrition
Received: 2021/10/12 | Accepted: 2022/02/21 | Published: 2022/07/5
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Hemmatipour A, Molavinejad S, Shahbazian H, Shahrani A, Parsanahad M. The Effect of WhatsApp Nutrition Education on Blood Sugar, Fat Profile and Quality of Life in Patients with Type Diabetes 2. Iranian J Nutr Sci Food Technol. 2022; 17 (2) :11-20
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