Effectiveness of food diary on obesity parameters among obese adolescent girls in selected schools, Namakkal District

Divya, K (2018) Effectiveness of food diary on obesity parameters among obese adolescent girls in selected schools, Namakkal District. Masters thesis, Sresakthimayeil Institute of Nursing & Research, Kumarapalayam.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being. Immediate health’s effects of obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population based sample of 5 to 17 year olds. 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. Long term health effects: Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthitis. One study showed that children who became obese as early as age 2 were more likely to be obese as adults. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrial, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Effectiveness of food diary on obesity parameters among obese adolescent girls in selected schools, Namakkal District. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the level of obesity parameters among obese adolescent girls before and after food diary in experimental and control group. 2. To assess the effectiveness of food diary on obesity parameters among obese adolescent girls in experimental and control group. 3. To find out the association between the post test score of obesity parameters among obese adolescent girls and their selected demographical variable in experimental and control group. RESEARCH DESIGN: The research design used for the present study was quasi experimental design where pre and post test with control group design was selected to assess the effectiveness of food diary on obesity parameters among obese adolescents girls. SETTING: The present study was conducted in JKK Rangammal Higher Secondary School, Kumarapalyam, Namakkal District for experimental group, and Star Lion Matric Higher Secondary School, Kumarapalayam, Namakkal District for control group. PARTICIPANTS: The total sample size was 50 obese adolescents girls out of which experimental group was 25 and control group was 25. METHOD: In this study the investigator adopted purposive sampling technique as a selection of samples. In that 25 obese adolescent girls were considered as experimental group and 25 obese adolescent girls were considered as control group. The reason for selecting two setting is to avoid contamination of samples in experimental group and control group. RESULT: It reveals that there is no significant association between post test scores of experimental group when compared to age, residential area, type of family, birth order, diet pattern and there is significant association between post test scores of control group only when compared to menstrual cycle and family history of obesity. CONCLUSION: From the findings of the study it can be concluded that, most of the adolescence girls were in the age group of 15 years, family income were below Rs.5,000 – Rs.10,000 per month in urban family, nuclear family, first child in the family, regular menstrual cycle, non vegetarian, family history of obesity. Food diary was effective in obesity parameters. It reveals that there is no significant association between post test scores of experimental group when compared to age, type of family birth order, menstrual cycle, diet pattern (P > 0.05) and there is significant association between post test scores of experimental group only when compared to residential area, family history of obesity. It reveals that there is no significant association between post test scores of experimental group when compared to age, residential area, type of family, birth order, diet pattern and there is significant association between post test scores of control group only when compared to menstrual cycle and family history of obesity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.301617551
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food Diary, Obesity Parameters, Obese Adolescent Girls, Selected Schools, Namakkal District.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2019 04:03
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 06:12
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11622

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