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A Comparative Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Iron and Vitamin C Supplement Versus Diet Rich in Iron and Vitamin C in Improving Hemoglobin Level among Adolescent Girls in Selected Rural Areas at Madurai

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)

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Page : 880-882

Keywords : Comparative; Effectiveness; Iron and Vitamin C Supplement; Iron and Vitamin C Rich Diet; Hemoglobin; Adolescent girls;

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The study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of Iron and Vitamin C supplement versus diet rich in Iron and Vitamin C in improving hemoglobin level among adolescent girls in selected rural areas. Design:Two groups Pre-test and Post- test quasi -experimental design.Setting:This study was conducted in Poolangulam rural area at Madurai. Subject: about 60 Adolescent girls. Methods: The tools used for data collection were a questionnaire, checklist to find out the signs and symptoms of anemia and Sahil?s hemoglobinometer for estimating hemoglobin level.The intervention was given in two forms of supplementation; the experimental group I received supplementation in the form of Tablets (Tab.Ferro Plus 308 mg. and Tab. Vitamin C 500mg.) and the experimental group II received supplementation in the form of diet (Multi -nutritional flour mix of 200 grams and Amla Fruit one number) both supplementations provide 100mg of elemental Iron and 500 mg of Vitamin C. Result: The mean posttest hemoglobin level of experimental group I(9.51) and mean posttest hemoglobin level of experimental group II (9.52)was higher than the pretest hemoglobin level. The obtained ?t? valuve was 0.05 at df 29 which was not significant at pgreater than0.05 level. This indicates that the difference between the mean (0.01) was a fall in the acceptance the researcher rejected research hypothesis and support the null hypothesis. There is no association between the hemoglobin level and selected demographic variables and clinical variables.

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