Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79--81

Effectiveness of training on the knowledge of vitamin A deficiency among Anganwadi workers in a rural area of north India.


MM Singh, R Devi, S Gupta 
 Neheru Hospital, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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M M Singh
Neheru Hospital, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Training of 95 Anganwadi workers (AWW) were done in two groups in a rural block of Haryana State, India to impart knowledge on vitamin A deficiency (VAD) through lecture, demonstration, discussion. In group A consisting of 56 AWW townom coloured film slide was shown while in group B consisting of 39 AWW no film slide was shown. During pre-test 90.5% participants had medium score with an overall mean (+/- SD) score of 14.1 (+/- 3.0). Post-test conducted after 6 months showed a significant increase in knowledge of AWW regarding VAD with a mean score of 20.3 (+/- 4.51), (P < 0.01). Mean score of group A [22.5 (+/- 4.04)] was significantly higher than mean score of group B [17.4 (+/- 3.5); P < 0.05]. This study reveals the need for in-service training of AWW using appropriate teaching methods incorporating audio-visual aids like film slide show for control of VAD.


How to cite this article:
Singh M M, Devi R, Gupta S. Effectiveness of training on the knowledge of vitamin A deficiency among Anganwadi workers in a rural area of north India. Indian J Public Health 1999;43:79-81


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Singh M M, Devi R, Gupta S. Effectiveness of training on the knowledge of vitamin A deficiency among Anganwadi workers in a rural area of north India. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1999 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];43:79-81
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