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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3152-3162

Effectiveness of Health and Nutritional Education Intervention to Combat Anemia Problem among Adolescent Girls
T. Kamalaja, M. Prashanthi and K. Rajeswari
Foods & Nutrition, AICRP-H.Sc, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, Telangana State, India
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Anemia is the major nutritional problem observed in girls during adolescence, affecting growth and development and increasing their vulnerability to unproductive. Adolescence is the crucial time for improving their attitude levels towards good nutritional practices and knowledge levels. The present study is a Community based intervention study conducted with adolescents (150 control and 150 experimental) aged 13-17 years, through health and nutrition education intervention for a period of 4 months on KAP scores and hemoglobin level status. Primary data on KAP scores and hemoglobin level status was collected before and after intervention and statistically analyzed. The overall findings revealed that Nutrition education had shown a slight impact on the hemoglobin level status. The subjects with normal, mild hemoglobin level were increased a little and with severe and moderate hemoglobin level subjects were reduced after intervention in the experimental group rather than the before nutrition education. However, all the experimental subjects gained the knowledge towards the anemia status and their prevention methods. Their knowledge, attitude and practice scores were increased at 1% significant difference level after nutrition education intervention. The prevalence of anemia among girls can be reduced in the adolescent phase of life, through Nutrition education at community level and school based level programmes.

Keywords: Health, Nutritional Education, Anemia, Adolescents

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Kamalaja, T., M. Prashanthi and Rajeswari, K. 2018. Effectiveness of Health and Nutritional Education Intervention to Combat Anemia Problem among Adolescent Girls.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3152-3162. doi:
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