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TNNMC Journal of Community Health Nursing
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 4) Last page : ( 6)
Print ISSN : 2322-0244. Online ISSN : 2456-6969.

Effectiveness of beetroot juice on hemoglobin among adolescent girls

Ms.  Ananthalakshmi*, Prof. Rachel Rosaline**

*Nurse Educator, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

**Principal, Indira CON, Thiruvallur

Online published on 23 May, 2017.

Abstract

Beetroot juice is particularly beneficial as an anemia remedy for adolescents. Hence a study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of beetroot juice on hemoglobin among adolescent girls.

Objectives

To assess the effectiveness of beetroot juice on hemoglobin among adolescent girls.

Methods

True experimental design was adopted and the study with 60 adolescent girls, 30 each in experimental and control group were selected using simple random sampling technique. The freshly prepared beetroot juice was administered to the samples for 20 days in the mid-morning

Results

The data analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Samples in the experimental group showed a highly significant improvement in hemoglobin level following the administration of beetroot juice.

Conclusion

The beetroot juice had a significant impact in improving the hemoglobin level, hence nurses need to be motivated to improve the theory based knowledge to educate the community to use locally available resources to improve health.

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Keywords

Adolescence, Beetroot juice, Level of hemoglobin.

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