A Study to Assess The Nutritional Status and to Determine the Effectiveness of a Nutritional Awareness Programme on Knowledge Regarding Balanced Diet Among Visually Challenged Young Adults in Selected Institutions of Mysuru, Karnataka
Background: Nutrition plays an important role in every human being especially visually challenged young adults. Visually challenged young adults are more exposed to various health problems. Some of the risks cannot be avoided by these adults but can boost up their health through proper health management. By inculcating Nutritional awareness programme among visually challenged young adults we can help them in improving their quality of life.
Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the nutritional status and to determine the effectiveness of a nutritional awareness programme on knowledge regarding balanced diet among visually challenged young adults in selected institutions of Mysuru, Karnataka”.
Methods: The research design selected for this study was Pre-experimental - One group pre test post test design. A pre test observation of the dependent variables is made before implementation of the treatment to the selected group, the treatment is administered, and finally a post test observation of dependent variables is carried out to assess the effect of treatment on the group. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the visually challenged young adults for the study.
Results: The result of the study revealed that Nutritional awareness programme on Balanced diet was effective in increasing the knowledge of visually challenged young adults regarding Balanced diet as evidenced by computed paired ‘t’ test which was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance(t (99)= 1.99; p>0.05).
Conclusion: Thus it was concluded that the Nutritional awareness programme on balanced diet was effective in increasing the knowledge of visually challenged young adults regarding balanced diet. The study findings stresses the increasing responsibility of health professionals in planning and implementing various educational strategies to improve the knowledge of visually challenged young adults regarding balanced diet which in turn helps to reduce the risk of various health problems.
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