Journal article

Folate and the prevention of neural tube defects: Evaluation of a health promotion project in Western Australia

C Bower, L Blum, C Watson, F Stanley

Health Promotion International | Published : 1996


The objectives of this study were: to inform health professionals and women of childbearing age about the prevention of neural tube defects by folate; to recommend that all women of childbearing age increase their intake of folate; and to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies used to achieve these aims. The study took place in Western Australia. The Folate and Neural Tube Defects Prevention Project is a health promotion project using written material, presentations and unpaid media. Surveys were carried out of general practitioners, child health nurses and women of childbearing age before the project began and 12 months later. The main outcome measures were: knowledge of folate and pr..

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