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Table 1 Description of training sessions held in the experimental group

From: Effect of educational intervention based on health belief model on mothers monitoring growth of 6–12 months child with growth disorders

Number of sessions The educational content
1 Familiarity with growth disorders, symptoms, complications and disease diagnosis, risk factors (in order to increase the structure of Knowledge and perceived sensitivity)
2 A doctor of health education and health promotion, a dietitian, and a health care professional led the instruction. Many different topics were discussed during the sessions, including early and late complementary feeding, the causes of infant growth disorder, the frequency of complementary feeding and breastfeeding according to the age of the child, prohibited foods under one year, optimal feeding behavior, child development and its relationship with nutrition, mothers' behaviors when feeding their children, different types of food according to the age of the child, the importance of taking supplements, and the importance of taking supplements.
(in order to increase the structure of perceived sensitivity)
3 The mother of an 8-month-old child who had a growth disorder was invited and she spoke to people about the growth disorder and the problems caused by it. In this meeting, it was emphasized to change the positive attitude of people to prevent growth disorders and the role of mothers in proper feeding of children
And mothers are well aware of the severe consequences of growth disorders in their children, both in the long- (thinness, short stature, low weight) and in short-term (severe anemia, recurrent infectious diseases, etc.) and they know that growth disorders, particularly chronic disorders, may have grave effects on the life of their child.
(in order to increase the structure of perceived severity)
4 The role of nutrition in the prevention of growth disorders, providing a suitable food pattern, changing attitudes and making decisions (in order to increase the structure of perceived benefits).
5 Each woman was also asked to discuss her prior nutrition experiences
Also, the mothers discussed with each other about the Perceived barriers of giving proper food to the child and the strategies to deal with it (to reduce the Perceived barriers).
6 During a training session, people were taught about how to prepare several types of nutritious and age-appropriate food for children (porridge-almond butter and soup) with the help of each other, they prepared almond butter (in order to increase self-efficacy structure).
7 All mothers educated by health center staff, physicians, the Internet, and the mass media. (Cues to action)
8 reviewed the contents of the previous meetings and People divided into groups of 8–10 people and discussed and exchanged information and experiences with each other.