Background: Infants and preschool children are dependent on their mother for nourishment, and if her selection of foods for them is incorrect, they may suffer from malnutrition. During the process of weaning most poor children are a prey to faulty nourishment since they may fed sago kanji (gruel) a substitute for milk and no others foods providing good quality protein. Undernourished children do not grow to their full potential of physical and mental abilities, malnutrition in infancy and childhood leads to stunted growth. The problem facing the health worker in the developing world like India, more evident in the field of child care. The main health problem encountered in the child population that is, low birth weight, malnutrition, infection parasitizes accidents and behavioural problems. Objective: To evaluate effectiveness of protein rich diet on improving physical parameters among undernourished children. Research design: Pre-experimental design. Subject and sample size: the study was conducted in K.T.G Matric School of Bangalore with a sample size of 40 under nourished children. Method: Non randomized purposive sampling. Data collection tool: A structured Interview Schedules. Data analysis: The obtained data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics and interpreted in terms of objectives and hypothesis of the study. The level of significance was set at 0.005 levels. Result: In MAC sum of squares between the groups 2.983, within the groups 30.477, degree of freedom between the groups 2 and within the groups 117, mean sum of squares between the groups 1.492, mean sum of squares within the group 0.260. The obtained f value 5.7 significant at p <0.05 level. It is inferred that protein rich diet was effective in improving physical Parameters of undernourished children. Conclusion: The main conclusion drawn from the study was protein rich diet is effective in improving the physical growth of undernourished children. The investigator understood that proper protein rich diet for undernourished children will improve the physical growth of the undernourished child.
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J. Emy Jancy Rani. A study to assess the effectiveness of Protein rich diet on improving physical parameters among undernourished children in a selected Schools at Bangalore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2020; 8(3):324-330. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00070.8
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