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This research study aimed to develop a community empowerment program facilitating eating behavior modification among Muslim women with risk factors of hyperlipidemia. The way of promoting a healthy community were promoted through community participation. Transtheoretical model of change concept was
employed to promote personal skills. Nutritional education in prevention and control hyperlipidemia, Islamic
way of eating practice, and empirical evidence related to eating behavior modification were integrated to design program activities. The study was divided into two phases. program development and the feasibility testing phase. Research instruments consisted of content validity evaluation form and program feasibility evaluation form. The new program was content validated by three experts and feasibility tested by nurses working in three primary care units. The results revealed that the new program comprised three components: 1) a program guideline 2) a program plan for community empowerment activities including 3 stages: preparation stage, empowerment stage and evaluation stage, and 3) a community empowerment manual. The evaluation of program content validity showed that the program content was valid and feasibility showed that each program component provided detail description so that it was easy to use and appropriate to Muslim contexts. The program media was useful and interesting. Further experimental research is needed to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program on eating behavior among Muslim women with risk factors of hyperlipidemia.
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