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Descriptive Assessment of Knowledge and Performance of Anganwadi Workers to Promote the Nutritional and Health Issues of Beneficiaries

Anamika Choudhary, Pushpanjali Sharma, Shilpi Sharma

Abstract


For present study 180 anganwadi centers were randomly selected from Jaipur district. This study conducted to find out the level of knowledge and practices of anganwadi workers regarding various maternal and child health and nutrition. The knowledge of beneficiaries given by anganwadi workers through counseling in terms of health, nutrition and hygiene was also assessed. The problems faced by anganwadi workers during their job were also assessed. Anganwadi workers has high level of knowledge for breast feeding (73.64%), complementary feeding (71.29%), and diarrhoea management (71.33%) whereas middle level of knowledge for supplementary feeding (65.87%) and growth monitoring (66.66%). It was observed that beneficiary pregnant / lactating women has high level of knowledge for health (80.55%), nutrition (76.66%) and hygiene (76.66%). Beneficiary adolescence girls also have high level of knowledge for health (79.86%), nutrition (75%) and hygiene (74.44%). Inadequate honorarium, excess work load and infrastructure at the centers were main problems faced by them. It can conclude that the quality of knowledge among anganwadi workers for their job profile was sufficient. Anganwadi workers had theoretical knowledge about concept of growth monitoring however, in practical skill they were poor. For efficiently working anganwadi workers need proper infrastructure for anganwadi centers, should be ensued by government or by community.

 

Keywords: Knowledge of anganwadi worker, heath issues of beneficiaries

 

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Anamika Choudhary, Pushpanjali Sharma, Shilpi Sharma. Descriptive Assessment of Knowledge and Performance of Anganwadi Workers to Promote the Nutritional and Health Issues of Beneficiaries. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Health Professions. 2017; 7(3): 23–32p.


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