Effectiveness of Mixed Cereals Porridge on Malnutrition among Under Five Children in Selected Villages, Salem

Pooja S, Mohan (2012) Effectiveness of Mixed Cereals Porridge on Malnutrition among Under Five Children in Selected Villages, Salem. Masters thesis, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem.

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Abstract

A study was done to evaluate the Effectiveness of Mixed Cereals Porridge on Malnutrition among under five Children in Selected Villages, Salem. A Quasi experimental pre test post test with control group design was adopted. Data collection was done over a period of 4 weeks from 11.07.2011 to 07.08.2011.The investigator had selected the 30 samples each for experimental group and control group from Poolavari and Neikkarapatti Villages respectively through convenient sampling technique. Then the subjects from the experimental group were provided mixed cereals porridge for 27 days. Post test was conducted on every 5th day for both experimental and control group and the weight of the children were measured and analysed by Observational Proforma. Findings of the study reveal that the mean pre-test and post-test weight of experimental group was 11.93 and 12.12. Whereas in control group the mean pre test and post test weight was11.80 and 11.79. There was significant difference found in the Post test mean weight of under five children in experimental group and control group (‘t’ value was 2.41 at p < 0.001 level). There was no significant association between the post test weight of under five children with their selected demographic variables in experimental and control group p>0.05 except age where significant association was found (p < 0.05) the Hypothesis H2 was retained. The findings of the study showed that mixed cereals porridge produced a significant increase in body weight of malnourished under five children. This study would help the Child health nurse to motivate the under five children to consume mixed cereals porridge to maintain their good nutritional status.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No:30109414
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Mixed Cereals Porridge, Malnutrition, Under Five Children, Salem.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 09:16
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 01:03
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5638

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