The Effects of Multi-Component Nutrition Education on Nutrition Literacy and Nutrition Attitudes of University Students: A Randomized Controlled Experimental Study Protocol

Kara B., Kitiş Y.

International Social Sciences Studies Journal, vol.9, no.108, pp.5198-5204, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


This paper is a study protocol designed to investigate the effects of multi-component nutrition education based on Integrated Health Literacy Model on nutrition literacy and nutrition attitudes of university students. The study was planned as a pre-test-post-test randomized controlled experimental study. Population of the study will consist of students who were attending Yozgat Bozok University, Faculty of Education during the 2021 and 2022 Academic Year and who met the inclusion criteria. Sample of the study was calculated as at least 26 individuals for each group with 95% confidence (1-α), 80% test power (1-β) and d=0,8 effect size with the power analysis conducted. Considering that there may be data loss, 15% more of this number (experimental group:32, control group:32) will be included. The data will be collected with Personal Information Form, Evaluation Instrument of Nutrition Literacy on Adults (EINLA) and Attitude Scale for Healthy Nutrition (ASHN). The data will be analysed with IBM SPSS 28 program by using independent groups t test, Mann Whitney U test. Dependent groups t test and Wilcoxon tests will be used in intragroup comparisons. Correlation analysis will be conducted to determine the correlation between scores obtained from measurement instruments. This pre-testpost-test randomized controlled study was registered to the Clinical Trials Registry and Results System with the number NCT05681117.The present study is a study protocol for a pre-test-posttest randomized controlled experimental study. The results will be explained after the study data are analysed. The effects of multi component nutrition education on nutrition literacy and nutritional attitudes of university students will be evaluated.

Keywords: Nutrition, Nutrition Literacy, Healthy Nutrition, University Students