Effectiveness of Groundnut Chikki in improving the level of Nutritional status among School Children in Selected Hostel at Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Silja, J M (2012) Effectiveness of Groundnut Chikki in improving the level of Nutritional status among School Children in Selected Hostel at Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Masters thesis, Matha College of Nursing, Manamadurai.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Nutrition is an organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance. It is sources of material to nourish the body, the scientific study of food and drink in humans. Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organism of the material necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with good nutrition. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: A study to assess the effectiveness of groundnut chikki in improving the level of nutritional status among School children in Selected hostel at Tirunelveli. METHODOLOGY: The research methodology is the systematic way to solve the research problem (Kothari 1990). It consists of all general and specific activities of the problem till final interpretation and conclusion. A Quantitative research approach was adopted for this study. Quasi experimental Design was used for this study. The study was conducted in Child Jesus Girls Higher secondary school, Tirunelveli. Purposive sampling technique was used for sample selection. 30 samples in control and 30 samples in experimental group. Who fulfills the inclusion criteria. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the pre test and post test level of Nutritional status among school children of experimental and Control group. 2. To find out the effectiveness of groundnut chikki in improving nutritional status among experimental group of school children. 3. To find out the association between the post test weight score of experimental and control group and a selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income of parents, number of children in the family, birth order, history of previous illness, history of deworming and history of diet. 4. To find out the association between the post test of hemoglobin level in experimental and control group and a selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income of parents, number of children in the family, birth order, history of previous illness, history of deworming and history of diet. 5. To find out the association between the post test score check list of experimental and control group and a selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income of parents, number of children in the family, birth order, history of previous illness, history of deworming and history of diet. HYPOTHESIS: H1 - There is a significant difference between mean pretest and post test score of an experimental group of children in improving the level of nutritional status after groundnut chikki. H2 - There is a significant difference between a mean post test score of the experimental group and mean post test score of the control group of school children in improving the level of nutritional status. H3 ‐ There is a significant Association between mean post test weight score of experimental and control group with their selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income of parents, number of children in the family, birth order, history of previous illness, history of deworming and history of diet. H4 - There is a significant Association between post test of hemoglobin level in experimental and control group with their selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income of parents, number of children in the family, birth order, history of previous illness, history of deworming and history of diet. H5 - There is a significant Association between post test score check list of experimental and control group with their selected demographic variables such as age, religion, education, occupation, income of parents, number of children in the family, birth order, history of previous illness, history of deworming and history of diet. CONCLUSION: In this study, experimental group shows effectiveness of groundnut chikki in improving the level of nutritional status, such as weight, hemoglobin, and checklist. But in the control group, no improvement is seen in weight hemoglobin and checklist. Groundnut chikki is more effective in improving levels of nutritional status among school children in Hostel girls. As a pediatric nurse we have the responsibility of creating awareness about various nutritional deficiency disorders and measures to improve nutritional status. Also the government can launch nutritional programs to improve nutritional status of school children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut Chikki, Level of Nutritional Status, School Children, Tirunelveli.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 02:12
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3655

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