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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 219) Last page : ( 223)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00047.6

A Study to Assess the Knowledge of Adolescent Girls Regarding Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Selected School at Mangalagiri, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh

Krosuru Chainisha*, Theresa Pedapalli Latha

NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

*Corresponding Author Email: chainisha.k@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2020.

Abstract

The Aim of the Study is to Assess the Knowledge of Adolescent Girls Regarding Iron Deficiency Anaemia and to associate the level of knowledge with their selected demographic variables.

Materials and methods

Non-experimental, descriptive research design is to achieve the objective of the study; convenient sampling technique is used to select the sample. A sample of 100 adolescent girls were selected for the study. Data were collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by using frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviation and chi-square test.

Results

The findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents were having moderately adequate knowledge levels regarding the iron deficiency Anaemia and required teaching. Significant association was found between knowledge score of adolescent girls and their demographic variables were age, class studying, religion, mother educational status, family monthly income, age at menarche, dietary pattern, any previous knowledge and source of information.

Conclusion

The Majority of the adolescent girls has moderately adequate knowledge regarding iron deficiency anaemia. Hence, requires education regarding iron deficiency anaemia.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Adolescent girls, Iron deficiency anaemia.

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