A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BEETROOT JUICE WITH JAGGERY ON HAEMOGLOBIN LEVEL AMONG THE ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN SELECTED SCHOOLS OF ANAND DISTRICT, GUJARAT.

Ms. Damini B. Patel, Dr. Anil Sharma

Abstract


Human is passed through out the life in different stages like infant, children, adolescent, adult, and older. Adolescent is a
period were number of changes take place. The WHO, defines adolescents as young people age between 10 to 19 years. In
today's era the young adolescent girls faces many health related issues due to their life style changes. The cause of health problem in adolescent
girls is a heavy menstrual period. Which can lead to low haemoglobin level.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the haemoglobin level of adolescent girls in both experimental and control group. To determine the effect of beet root
juice with jaggery on haemoglobin level of adolescent girls. To find out the association between the haemoglobin level with selected
demographic variables.
METHODOLOGY: Research approach was an quantitative with quasi experimental two group pre test post test study design. The population
comprised of adolescent girls at selected schools of Anand District. Samples were identified through power analysis method and total 60
adolescent girls were selected for this study, in that 30 were in an experimental group and 30 were in control group by using non probability
purposive sampling technique. The independent variable was beetroot juice with jaggery and dependent variable was haemoglobin level. Data
collection tool includes socio demographical variable and biochemical test in that assessment of haemoglobin level checked by haemocumeter
301 analyzer.
RESULT: The findings of the study shows that, an early increase in the haemoglobin level of adolescent girls in the experimental group by
following the administration of beetroot juice with jaggery, in compare with the control group. Calculated chi square value was more than 0.05
level of significance for all the selected demographic variables, hence it conclude that there was no considerable association between
haemoglobin level of adolescent girls and selected demographic variables. Study conclude that the beetroot juice with jaggery can be
tremendous on haemoglobin level among the adolescent girls.


Keywords


Adolescent Girls, Beetroot Juice, Jaggery, Haemoglobin

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