Knowledge and self-reported practices on prevention of iron deficiency anemia among women of reproductive age in rural area

Francis, Imunticha and Achen, Reeshma Kunjamma and Quadras, Rency and D’Souza, Marina Valencia and D’Souza, Prima JJ and Sankar, Anu (2015) Knowledge and self-reported practices on prevention of iron deficiency anemia among women of reproductive age in rural area. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research, 1 (7). pp. 289-292. ISSN 2395-3616

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the knowledge, self-reported practices on prevention of Iron deficiency anemia and to find the relationship between knowledge and practice. Materials and methods: Questionnaire on demographic proforma, knowledge and self reported practice on prevention of Iron deficiency anaemia were used to collect the data. A descriptive survey design was adopted and 120 women were selected for the study using cluster sampling technique. Results: Majority of women belonged to the age group of 31-45 years (53.3%); most of them (31.7%) had the secondary level of education. Majority of participants had inadequate knowledge (55.8%) and unfavorable practices (58.3%) with regard to iron deficiency anemia and its prevention. There was a weak positive correlation between knowledge and self-reported practices of women (ρ = 0.275, p= 0.002). Conclusion: The women of reproductive age have inadequate knowledge on iron deficiency anemia and its prevention. Adequate knowledge may lead to better practices on prevention of iron deficiency anemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iron deficiency anemia; knowledge; preventive practice; reproductive age women; rural area.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 09:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144314

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