Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Urmila Prajapati
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Dr. Dayalal Patidar1, Mr. Kaushal Patidar2, Mrs. Urmila Prajapati3
1Principal, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
2Associate Professor, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
3Final Year M. Sc. Nursing Student, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2021
Introduction: Vitamin B12 deficiency, also known as cobalamin deficiency, is the medical condition of low blood levels of vitamin B12. In mild deficiency, a person may feel tired and have a reduced number of red blood cells (anemia). In moderate deficiency, soreness of the tongue may occur, and the beginning of neurological problems including abnormal sensations such as pins and needles. Severe deficiency may include reduced heart function and greater neurological problems.1 Common causes include poor absorption from the stomach or intestines, deficient intake, and increased requirements. Decreased absorption may be due to pernicious anemia, surgical removal of the stomach, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, intestinal parasites, certain medications, and some genetic disorders.2 Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding vitamin B12 deficiency among the people. To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding vitamin B12 deficiency among the people. To find out the Association of knowledge with their selected demographic variables. Design: Pre-Experimental one group pre-test-post test design is used in this study Participants: 100 People, using simple randomized sampling technique in selected areas of Mehsana city. Interventions: Planned teaching program was given to people. Tool: Self-Structured Knowledge Questionnaire was used to assess the level of Knowledge of people. Results: 42% of the people belonged to the age group of 22-25 years, 65% of the people belonged to male, 98% of the people belonged to Hindu, 65% of the people belonged to joint family, 43% of people had graduation, 98% people were vegetarian, 45% of people had 5001-10,001 monthly family income, 87% had no family history regarding vitamin B12 deficiency and 79% people had no previous knowledge regarding vitaminB12 deficiency. Pre test mean score was 5.63 and post test mean score was 11.66. Pre test and post test mean difference was 6.03. Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed planned teaching programme is effective in increasing the knowledge regarding vitamin B12 deficiency.
Cite this article:
Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Urmila Prajapati. A Study to assess the effectiveness of Planned teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Vitamin B12 deficiency among the people in selected Areas of Mehsana City. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):88-90. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00022.3
1. En.wikipedia.org/wiki/vitamin B12 deficiency.
2. Medlink.com/index.php/article/vitamin B12 Deficiency.