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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Optimizing knowledge on nutrition, health and hygiene among adolescents of farm families: An intervention study

Author(s):
Manjula Patil and Patil SS
Abstract:
A study has been conducted at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka during 2019-20. The adolescent girls of farm families under the age group of 12 to 25 years from six villages of Dharwad Taluk were interviewed to know their pre-knowledge regarding nutrition, health and hygiene using the structured tool on knowledge regarding nutrition, health and hygiene developed by AICRP (2004) and Socio-economic status scale developed by AICRP-CD, (2002). Educational package on nutrition, health and hygiene was developed for imparting intervention. Two post tests were conducted once in six months. The results revealed that their knowledge indices were 5.61 on nutrition and 41.48 on health and hygiene at pretest and on intervention through demonstration, slide shows, games, lectures for a period of one year resulted in an enhancement of knowledge to 13.70 indices on nutrition and 52.19 indices on health and hygiene which was statistically significant. Hence, the developed package and the intervention program proved to be effective in enhancing the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding nutrition, health, hygiene and child health.
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How to cite this article:
Manjula Patil, Patil SS. Optimizing knowledge on nutrition, health and hygiene among adolescents of farm families: An intervention study. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):1297-1300.

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