Effectiveness of Informational Booklet on the Level of Knowledge Regarding the Effects of Junk Food on Health
Junk food is a pejorative term for food containing a large amount of calories from sugars or fats with little fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals.
Objectives: To assess the pre and post-test level of knowledge regarding the effects of Junk Food on health. To evaluate the effectiveness of an informational booklet on the effects of Junk Food on health in terms of gaining knowledge. To find out the association between the post-test level of knowledge regarding the effects of Junk Food.
Method: A quantitative evaluative research approach and pre-experimental design one group pre and posttest research design was used to conduct the study. Samples were 40 students studying in B.Sc. Nursing 1st Year in School of Nursing Science & Research, Sharda University were selected through non probability convenience sampling technique. A structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the information regarding eating habit. Results:-The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The obtained pre-test overall mean score was 8.675, SD 2.47435, mean percentage was 78.86% and range was 10. The obtained post-test overall mean score was 15.2, SD was 2.37724, mean percentage was 84.44% and range was 7. The mean difference between the pre-test and the post-test is 0 and the obtained “t” value was significant at 2.02269092. The correlation between the pre-test and post-test is 0.020051996. It was evident that compared to pre-test knowledge score there is significant increase in the post-test knowledge scores.
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