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A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching (VAT) on Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation among Adolescent Girls at Selected Rural School of Bhopal (M. P.)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 984-987

Keywords : Evaluate; effectiveness; video assisted teaching; VAT; iron and folic acid supplementation; adolescent girls;

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Background: The global prevalence of anemia is estimated to be 30.2% in adolescent girls affecting their physical health, mental health, cognitive development. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regular consumption of iron and folic acid supplementation along with a healthy and iron and folic rich diet is necessary for the prevention and reduction of iron and folic acid deficiency anemia in adolescence. Objectives: To assess the pre-test knowledge regarding iron and folic acid supplementation among adolescent girls at selected rural school. To evaluate the effectiveness of video assisted teaching on iron and folic acid supplementation by comparing pre and post-test knowledge scores among adolescent girls. To find out the association between pre-test knowledge scores on iron and folic acid supplementation among adolescent girls with their selected social demographic variables. Methodology: In this study, a quantitative research approach was adopted with one group pre-test and post-test research design. 60 adolescent girls were selected through non probability convenient sampling technique at Deepmala Pragarani Sanskar Public Higher Secondary School Bhopal (M. P.). The data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Distribution of the adolescent girl's according to knowledge shows that 58.33% (35) of them had poor knowledge, 41.76% (25) had moderate knowledge and none of them had good knowledge. Mean percentage of knowledge in the pre-test was 36.96% with mean of 11.83 which was increased after the administration of VAT with mean percentage of knowledge score in the post-test by 86.5% with mean of 27.68. A very high significant difference ('t' = 3.86, pless than0.001) was found between pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of the adolescent girl's.

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