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Barriers and enablers to maternal iodine supplement use in Tasmania


Nolan, M and Gorsuch, C and Graham, A and Hynes, K and Reardon, M, Barriers and enablers to maternal iodine supplement use in Tasmania, Tasmanian Government, Online, pp. 1-19. (2022) [Government or Industry Research]

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Iodine nutrition plays an important role in childhood development, with implications for learning and educational outcomes. The effects of Iodine deficiency has been known or at least the past 70 years in Tasmania. Research shows that pregnant and breastfeeding women are not getting enough iodine, and this leaves infants vulnerable to the adverse effects of iodine deficiency.

This study investigated barriers and enablers to maternal iodine supplement use in Tasmania. Four focus groups were conducted with 24 women from two Child and Family Learning Centre (CFLC) communities during April and May 2021.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:iodine supplements, maternal, iodine knowledge, pregnancy
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Nutritional epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Hynes, K (Dr Kristen Hynes)
ID Code:150298
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-06-07
Last Modified:2022-06-07
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