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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 407) Last page : ( 412)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00081.7

An Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Krishna Poshak Mix on Nutritional Status of Rural Anganawadi Children of Pedaparimi Village, Mangalgiri Mandalam, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh

Pasupuleti Savithri1, Bollineni Nirmala Jyothi2,*, Suneetha A.3

1M. Sc. Nursing 2nd year, Department of Community Health Nursing, NRI College of Nursing, Chinakakani, Guntur, AP

2Professor and HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing, NRI College of Nursing, Chinakakani, Guntur, AP

3Associate professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, NRI College of Nursing, Chinakakani, Guntur, AP

*Corresponding Author Email: bnjyothi30@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.

Abstract

Nutrition is a basic human need and a prerequisite to a healthy life. In India about 35 percent of total population consists of children below 15 years of age. Malnutrition is the most wide spread condition affecting health of the children, there is an urgent need to institute supplementary feeding programmes in the developing countries. Hence the investigator had undertaken this study to evaluate the effectiveness of Krishna Poshak Mix on nutritional status of rural anganawadi children of Pedaparimi village, Mangalgiri Mandalam, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.”

Methodology

A true-experimental, pre-test post-test control group research approach was adopted as research design in this study. Fifty subjects were selected by using simple random sampling technique who were assigned into Experimental group (n=25) and control group (n=25).

Findings

The results of the study revealed that Krishna Poshak mix laddus were effective in improving the nutritional status of the preschool children. As it was evidenced by their improved mean values form the initial assessment of weight (12.72) and UMAC (13.16) in experimental group and in control group weight (12.01) and UMAC (12.91) to after 6 weeks assessment of weight (13.31) with ‘t’ value (29) and UMAC (13.6) with ‘t’ value (17.4) in experimental group and the control group mean values of weight (12.04) with ‘t’ value (0.54) and UMAC (12.91) with t’ value (1) which shows statistically significance association at p<0.05 level.

Conclusion

The overall study findings concluded that KPM laddus as supplementary nutrition is an effective strategy which can help in improving anthropometric measurements of children and this can indirectly help to reduce the mortality and morbidity rate among the preschool children by recuperating the immune levels.

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Keywords

KPM, nutritional status, anganawadi children.

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