International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 10, Part L (2020)
To assess the effectiveness structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding anorexia nervosa among the adolescent girls in selected community
Anorexia nervosa is a dietary issue portrayed by a savage journey for slimness. The DSM-IV and ICD-10, characterizes patients with anorexia nervosa as having an extraordinary dread of putting on weight, putting unjustifiable impact on body shape or weight for mental self view, having a body weight which is under 85% of the weight that would be anticipated, and missing at any rate three sequential feminine periods. Anorexia is an emotional disorder that is focused on food. In any case, it is really an endeavor to manage compulsiveness and a longing to control things by carefully controlling food and weight individuals with anorexia regularly feel that their confidence is attached to how this they are anorexia is progressively normal particularly among young ladies in industrialized nations where social desires urge ladies to be meager, fueled by obsessions with slight and fit bodies. A quantitative one group pretest posttest research design was conducted among 100 adolescent girls. Purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. Semi-structured interview was used to collect demographic data and knowledge of adolescent girls. Adolescent girls were explained about the purpose of the study and the psycological and dietary changes that is important during the adolescent period. The girls were given structured teaching program on anorexia nervosa. After 2 days the knowledge was reassessed using the same questionnaire. The data were collected and analyzed. The study results show that the pretest mean difference is 13.81 and posttest mean difference is 26.03. The overall calculated value 44.54, et al. 0.05 in knowledge aspect was greater than table value 0.75 at 0.05 level of significance. Hence it is concluded that there is very high significant gain in knowledge of anorexia nervosa. This reveals there is a need for the health education regarding the dietary pattern among adolescent girls to maintain good health.
How to cite this article:
Muthulakshmi, Swathi D, Udhaya Surya T. To assess the effectiveness structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding anorexia nervosa among the adolescent girls in selected community. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(10):723-726.