An epidemiological study of knowledge attitude and practice of nutritional status of the elderly in rural population of Ambala district, Haryana

Sandeep Kumar, Anshu Mittal, Anuj Bishnoi, R. K.D. Goel, Suresh Kumar Bhonsla, Parmal Saini, Zahid Ali Khan

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Abstract

Background: Geriatric population is a potentially vulnerable group for malnutrition as per 2011 census of the World Health Organization. Objectives: To estimate the knowledge attitude and practice of malnutrition in elderly population Materials and Method: This community-based cross-sectional study was carried out in rural field area of MMIMSR Mullana Ambala Haryana, India among 300 elderly individuals aged ≥ 60 years during july 2015 to july 2016 by applying a questionnaire. Elderly individuals were interviewed after obtaining informed verbal consent. Results: showed elderly people had good knowledge about malnitrtion but poor score was found in attitude and practice part Conclusion and Recommendation: Growth chart monitring of elderly should start and a programme shouls start at Govt. Level for the nutrition of elderly like mid day meal started for children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • In ambala Haryana India
  • Knowledge attitude and practice of malnutrition

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