Food is the prime necessity of life. The food we eat is digested and assimilated in the body and used for its maintenance and growth. Nutrition is the study of nutrients and the processes by which they are used by the body. This study is a descriptive study to identify the dietary pattern of the people living in Trivandrum. Forty five families were selected by systematic random sampling technique. The structured interview schedule was devised for data collection. The tool was tested for reliability and validity. The collected data were planned to be analyzed by using descriptive statistics and to be presented in the form of tables and graphs. Interpretation of the findings of the data collected from 45 families. revealed that all the (100%) families were consuming calories less than the normal and majority of the families were consuming protein (77.8%), carbohydrate (86.7%) and fat (60%) less thanICMR standard.
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Raghu G, Mendonca TL. EFFECTIVENESS OF PREOPERATIVE PREPARATION PROGRAMME ON ANXIETY OF MOTHERS OF CHILDREN UNDERGOING SURGERY IN SELECTED HOSPITALS OF MANGALORE. 2012; 3 (3):12-15.
The descriptive study was conducted to examine the influence of demographic factors on contraceptive use. The purposive sampling technique was used to select the adult female residing in Mangalore. Demographic proforma was used to collect the data. The data obtained were analyzed using chi-square statistics. The results indicated that received information about contraceptive, religion, no of children desired and income significantly associated with contraceptive use. The results further indicated that the age of the women, type of family, education, occupation, history of abortion, history of loss of child, husband age and age at marriage were not associated with contraceptive use. The study concludes that the contraceptive use is influenced by contraceptive information, religion, number of children desired and income.
Advances in medical practice together with increasing healthcare costs have resulted in a decline in the number of days patients spend in hospital Hospitalization for surgical procedure can be experienced as a threat or stressor and may produce anxiety in patients. Psychological factors such as anxiety and depression might play some part in determining the duration and quality of the recovery period. Quality improvement is an integral part of the day-to-day work of all people and all organizations within the health care system. Preoperative instructions helps in reducing anxiety of the preoperative patient, the dosage of sedatives used may be decreased intra-operatively and may allow for less financial responsibility for the patient as a result of reduced requirement formedications.
Patients with type - II diabetes foot ulcer endure a debilitating health because of the chronicity of ulcer. A true experimental study (RCT) research design was used to assess the cost effectiveness by the use of Aloe gel among 50 patients in the experimental group against 50 patients in the control group (betadine gel) with type - II diabetes with foot ulcer. Cluster random sampling was used to segregate the subjects. The total cost of the ulcer management was reduced significantly with the use of Aloe Gel(t value of 4.03, p<.001 level) when compared with the control group.
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Kalaimathi SG. EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND COMPLIANCE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG PARENTS OF OBESE CHILDREN. 2012; 3 (3):34-37.
Parents are the keys to develop a home environment that foster healthy eating and physical activity among children and adolescents. It is observed that 30% of obesity begins in childhood and out of that 50 % to 80 % become obese-adults (Styne DM., 2001). A true experimental study design was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and compliance of childhood obesity among parents of obese children. The IEC interventions were given only to study group on childhood obesity on one to one basis with the help of laptop power point presentation at the respective houses of the mothers. There was a significant improvement in the knowledge, attitude and compliance among parents of obese children at P<0.001 in study group after IEC intervention.