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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part J (2017)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding measures to improve hemoglobin levels among adolescent girls at selected colleges Tirupati

Author(s)
D Divya, B Kokilamma, P Sudharani and M Sreelatha
Abstract
Background: Anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency disorder in the world. Anemia as a condition in which the hemoglobin content of blood is lower than normal. Prevalence of anemia in India among adolescent girls is high because of low dietary intake, poor availability of iron and chronic blood loss due to hook worm infestation and malaria. Poor nutrition status and anemia have consequences that extended over generation.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding measures to improve hemoglobin levels among adolescent girls. To associate the knowledge regarding measures to improve hemoglobin levels with their selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: Non experimental approach adopted to achieve the objectives of the study, a descriptive study involving 100 adolescent girls at Sree padmavathi junior college for women. Data were collected by using structure questionnaire. Data regarding demographic characteristics and multiple choice question related to measures to improve hemoglobin. Data were analyzed with cronbach’s Alpha, correlation co efficient. Hypothesis H01 states there is a no significant association between measures to improve hemoglobin with selected demographic variables was accepted.
Results: Out of 100 adolescent girls majority (57%) were inadequate knowledge, more than 1/4th (36%) of Adolescent girls were having moderate knowledge and few (7%) participants having adequate knowledge regarding measures to improve hemoglobin levels among adolescent girls.
Conclusion: There should be improve awareness regarding measures to improve hemoglobin levels among adolescent girls by providing information regarding diet, tips to be followed in order to prevent the anemia during adolescent age group.
Pages: 648-652  |  644 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
D Divya, B Kokilamma, P Sudharani, M Sreelatha. A study to assess the knowledge regarding measures to improve hemoglobin levels among adolescent girls at selected colleges Tirupati. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):648-652.
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