International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2016)

Perception and self-care practices of health and nutrition among rural adolescent girls of Jammu J&K state


Dr. Shashi Manhas, Poonam Dogra, Jyoti Rani

The present study was conducted to assess the awareness regarding health and nutrition and practices being followed by adolescent girls in this regard. The sample for the study comprised of 100 adolescent girls in the age group of 13-19 years from four Govt. schools of Jammu. The tools used for data collection were self-devised interview schedule and focus group discussion. Results of the study revealed that the sample adolescent girls were unaware about the nutrient content in food and aspects of balanced diet and nutritional deficiencies of iron and calcium. Respondents also lacked conceptual knowledge about puberty and other issues associated with puberty like menarche and menstruation. The respondent girls were found unaware of various schemes being run by the government for the welfare of the adolescent girls.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shashi Manhas, Poonam Dogra, Jyoti Rani. Perception and self-care practices of health and nutrition among rural adolescent girls of Jammu J&K state. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 333-339
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