A Pre Experimental Study to Assessthe Effectiveness of Ragi Balls on Haemoglobin Level among Adolescent Girls

Authors

  • Selvina Christian
  • Siddaram Sarate

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15933

Keywords:

Haemoglobinlevel, Adolescent Girls,Ragi (Finger millet).

Abstract

Introduction: One of the major health issue among adolescentgirls is anIron Deficiency Anaemia, which
can be reduced by one of the intervention Ragi balls.
Objectives: The main objectives of the study are as follows:
1. To assesshaemoglobinlevel in adolescent girls.
2. To determine the effectiveness ofRagiballs onhaemoglobin level among adolescentgirls.
3. To find the association between pre-test haemoglobin level score with their selected demographic
variables.
Methodology: Samples werecollected by convenient sampling technique. Blood samples were taken by
using Hemocuemeter Analyzer 30.Intervention of 100gm Ragi balls were provided for 15 days.
Results: t test carried out to determine effectiveness of ragi balls, suggested that there was a significant
change inhaemoglobinlevel before and after the intervention administration (t test value was -18.190 and p
value was 0.0000 at 0.05 level of significance).
Linear regression was doneto find the association between Hblevel (pre-test) and their demographic variables
which showed that there was asignificant associationbetween Hbleveland religion (pre-test),religion P<0.000
at 0.05 level of significance. There was no significant relationship found with other demographic variables.
Conclusion: Ragi balls were effective in improvinghaemoglobinlevel among Adolescent girls.

Author Biographies

Selvina Christian

Student,  Manikaka Topawala Institute of Nursing, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Dist.Anand. State.Gujarat, India

Siddaram Sarate

Assistant Professor, Manikaka Topawala Institute of Nursing, Charotar University of Science and
Technology, Changa, Dist.Anand. State.Gujarat, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Christian, S. ., & Sarate, S. (2021). A Pre Experimental Study to Assessthe Effectiveness of Ragi Balls on Haemoglobin Level among Adolescent Girls. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4084-4087. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15933