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Table 3 Mean score of knowledge, perceived sensitivity, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, cues to action and mothers’ feeding behaviors in experimental and control groups before and three months after the educational intervention

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

Variable Group Before the intervention 3 months after the intervention Mean difference p-value
Knowledge experimental 4.25±0.56 8.18±0.92 +3.93 0.001
control 4.16±0.74 4.58±0.80 +0.42 0.226
p-value 0.238 0.001   
Perceived sensitivity experimental 10.34±1.50 26.66±1.48 +16.31 0.001
control 11.16±1.38 11.94±1.41 +0.78 0.204
p-value 0.218 0.001   
Perceived severity experimental 10.36±1.28 26.74±1.14 +16.37 0.001
control 9.28±1.24 10.26±1.22 +0.97 0.188
p-value 0.190 0.001   
Perceived benefits experimental 14.58±2.43 34.22±2.75 +19.64 0.001
control 15.12±2.39 16.26±2.42 +1.14 0.181
p-value 0.220 0.001   
Perceived barriers experimental 28.82±1.64 14.15±1.47 -14.67 0.001
control 28.23±1.70 27.39±1.68 -0.84 0.176
p-value 0.244 0.001   
Perceived self-efficacy experimental 18.29±2.46 34.12±2.82 +15.83 0.001
control 20.08±2.39 22.86±2.40 +2.78 0.152
p-value 0.165 0.001   
Cues to action experimental 12.62±1.57 25.28±1.46 +12.65 0.001
control 14.58±1.62 14.88±1.57 +0.29 0.214
p-value 0.144 0.001   
Mothers’ feeding behaviors experimental 4.32±0.72 10.18±0.83 +5.86 0.001
control 4.69±0.60 4.78±0.65 +0.09 0.223
p-value 0.202 0.001