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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 41) Last page : ( 44)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00010.5

A Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge of Adolescent girls regarding Junk foods in selected areas of Pallithottam, Kollam

Ms. John Jincy1, Ms. Rocha Jisha Ashi1, Ms. Raju Jubin1, George Ms. Jyothi1,*, Ms. Mariyam Linta P1, Mrs. Fulgen Feby2

1BSc Nursing Students, Bishop Benziger Nursing, Kollam

2Assistant Professor, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam

*Corresponding Author Email: jyothigeorge870@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

The present study entitled “A Descriptive study to assess the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding junk foods in selected areas of Pallithottam, Kollam” was undertaken for partial fulfillment of degree of B. Sc. Nursing at Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding junk foods in selected areas of pallithottam, find out the association between demographic variables and knowledge scores of adolescent girls regarding junk food in population and to develop and distribute an informational pamphlet to the adolescent girls. Non experimental research design was used for this study. The sample comprised of 30 adolescent girls residing in selected area of Pallithottam, Kollam. The tool used for data collection was self-instructional module for assessing knowledge. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result of test showed that 56.6% of the sample had poor knowledge, 43.3%sample had average knowledge. The data shows that association between the knowledge regarding junk foods and its demographic variables. There was significant association between the knowledge and age, type of family, education, and religion. There was no significant association between knowledge and type of food.

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Keywords

Descriptive, Assess, Knowledge, Adolescent Girls, Junk Food.

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