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Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021
Article Page : 75-79
Introduction: Anemia is very common in Indian subcontinent. In India, according to National Health and Family Survey (NHFS-4), the prevalence of anaemia in India among adolescent girls, 15-19 years is 54.1%. Women during pregnancy are more vulnerable for anemia not only because of the synergistic effects of physiological increase in plasma volume (hemodilution) but also because of increased demand and poor bioavailability of iron in the food.
Objective: To find out the impact of health educational intervention on anaemia among pregnant and lactating women.
Materials and Methods: A non-randomized interventional trial without control study was conducted in the Rural field practice area of Department of Community Medicine, S.N. Medical college, Bagalkot with the Sample size for pregnant and lactating women is 153, for the period of one year (March 2018- June 2019).
Results: There is increase in level of knowledge among pregnant and lactating women regarding anemia after health education intervention and was found to be statistically significant by paired t-test.
Conclusion: Health education is one of the cost-effective method in improving the knowledge among pregnant and lactating mothers.
Keywords: Pregnant and lactating women, Health education, Anemia.
How to cite : Desai S, Mudaraddi R, Dorle A S, Mannapur B, Kulkarni P, Impact of health educational intervention among pregnant and lactating mothers in a rural field practice area of Bagalkot: A non randomized interventional trial without control. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2021;8(2):75-79
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