Research Article
Volume 16 Issue 9 - 2021
Effectiveness of Interactive Nutrition Education on Knowledge of Adolescent Females Regarding Vitamin D
Tahreem Hussain*, Nilofer Fatimi Safdar and Sumera Inam
School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Tahreem Hussain, School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: June 01, 2021; Published: August 30, 2021




Abstract

Objective: The objective of the research study was to assess the effectiveness of nutrition education on knowledge of adolescent girls about vitamin D.

Design: Pretest posttest quasi-experimental research design without control group.

Setting: Colleges of Lahore, Pakistan.

Participants: The sample comprised of 350 adolescent college going girls of age between 16 - 19 years through purposive random sampling. All were pretested. Nutrition education was given to only 156 students selected through purposeful random sampling.

Main Outcome Measure: Positive impact of nutrition education on knowledge of vitamin D and its deficiency

Intervention: A multiple choice questionnaire was developed by the researcher, including questions on nutrition knowledge about vitamin D. After the pretest, interventions based on nutrition education were administered in 4 sessions. The interventions included multiple nutrition education materials. Same questionnaire was used for posttest.

Analysis: Descriptive statistics were calculated for continuous variables. T-test was applied and a p-value < 0.05 was taken as significant. SPSS version 17 was used to analyze data.

Results: Results showed that knowledge of girls improved after nutrition education. A statistically significant difference was found between pre-test and post-test score. The value of t (155) = -41.334, p = 0.000, < 0.05 showed statistically significant difference between the pre-test and post-test score.

Conclusion and Implications: It was concluded that effective nutrition education increases knowledge about vitamin D. Similar cost effective strategies can be employed to educate other population groups about other essential micronutrients.

Keywords: Nutrition Education; Adolescent; Vitamin D

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Citation: Tahreem Hussain., et al. “Effectiveness of Interactive Nutrition Education on Knowledge of Adolescent Females Regarding Vitamin D”. EC Nutrition 16.9 (2021): 27-35.

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