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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 51) Last page : ( 54)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00011.4

A Corelational Study on Nutritional Status of Children and Feeding Practices of Mothers in Selected Hospitals of Jammu, 2015

Ms. Kaur Harjinder*

Nursing Tutor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu

*Corresponding Author Email: hgoshal@gmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.

Abstract

Nutrition plays an important role in the health and development of individuals. Adequate nutrition during the first two years of life is very important to ensure optimal, physical and mental development. Good nutrition protects young children and mothers, strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of non-communicable diseases related to foods during the lifecycle. Descriptive Corelational Research Design is used to select 50 mothers with their children of age group 6 months-3 yrs. Simple Purposive sampling technique is used to select the samples. Result and Conclusion: that out of 50, maximum 37 (74%) of children had healthy nutritional status, and minimum 13(26%) of children had undernourished nutritional status of children. Inferred that out of 50, maximum 41 (82%) beneficiaries had Good level of feeding practices, followed by 9 (18) beneficiaries followed average feeding practice. The correlation of feeding practices of mother with the nutritional status of children was carried out by Karl Pearson formula and is denoted bt “r”. The correlation of height with feeding practices was 0.11, correlation of weight with feeding practices of mother was 0.11 and correlation of mid arm circumference with feeding practices of mother was 0.33. The value for r conclude that the correlation is moderately positive.

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Keywords

Mothers, Nutritional Status, Children, Hospitals.

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