“When a woman is pregnant, her grave is open”: health beliefs concerning dietary practices among pregnant Kalenjin women in rural Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Date

2017-12-16

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BioMed Central (BMC)

Abstract

Reducing malnutrition remains a major global challenge especially in low- and middle-income countries. Lack of knowledge on the motive of nutritional behaviour could ultimately cripple nutrition intervention outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate how health beliefs influence nutritional behaviour intention of the pregnant Kalenjin women of rural Uasin Gishu County in Kenya. The study findings provide useful information for culturally congruent nutrition counselling and intervention.

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Maternal nutrition, Pregnancy, Food beliefs, Health beliefs, Nutrition intervention, Child birth, Kalenjin, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Citation

Riang’a, R., Nangulu, A. & Broerse, J. “When a woman is pregnant, her grave is open”: health beliefs concerning dietary practices among pregnant Kalenjin women in rural Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. J Health Popul Nutr 36, 53 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41043-017-0130-0

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