Journal of Refugee & Global Health


The aim of this study is to assess the nutrition situation in terms of knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) among recently delivered Syrian refugee women and to identify nutrition related KAP problems of this vulnerable population. An analytical descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on a non-randomized sample of one hundred recently delivered Syrian women from refugee background aged 18 years old and above who were admitted for delivery to the obstetric unit of a governmental hospital located in Beirut, Lebanon. The study reveals that fifty-six percent of the studied population was not knowledgeable about maternal nutrition during pregnancy, twenty-five percent had a negative attitude toward antenatal care (ANC) services and nutrition during pregnancy and forty-seven percent of the participants were having bad dietary practices during pregnancy. Knowledge, attitude and practices toward nutrition and diet during pregnancy are still lacking among this sensitive population.


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Table 1 maternal characteristics v3.pdf (325 kB)
Table 1 Maternal Characteristics

table 2 obstetric history v2.pdf (124 kB)
Table 2 Obstetric History

Table 3 Antenatal Care (ANC) services v2.pdf (258 kB)
Table 3 Antenatal Care (ANC) services

Table 4 Participants' Nutritional Knowledge v5.pdf (362 kB)
Table 4 Participants' Nutritional Knowledge

Table 5 Participants’ Attitude v5.pdf (223 kB)
Table 5 Participants’ Attitude

Table 6 Participants' Practices v2.pdf (275 kB)
Table 6 Participants' Practices