Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: April | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 110-117
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Expressed Practices among Students Regarding Healthy Eating Habits in Selected Nursing College of Ambala, Haryana
Rimmi1, Pavneet Kaur Chahal2, Harsh Raman3
1Nursing Tutor, Community Health Nursing, Yamuna Institute of Nursing, Gadholi, Yamuna Nagar,
2Clinical Instructor Yamuna Institute of Nursing, Gadholi, Yamuna Nagar, India.
3Nursing Tutor, Medical Surgical Nursing, Yamuna Institute of Nursing, Gadholi, Yamuna Nagar,
Corresponding Author: Rimmi
The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and expressed practices to find out relationship between knowledge score and expressed practice score and to determine the association of level of knowledge and level of expressed practices regarding healthy eating habits among students with selected demographic variables. The research design selected for study was descriptive research design. The study was conducted at M.M.C.O.N, M.M.I.N MMU, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana (N=150). The convenient sampling technique for the selection of nursing college and Purposive sampling techniques was used for selecting students of B.sc nursing 1st yr and Post basic nursing 1st yr of M.M.C.O.N and B.sc nursing 1st yr of M.M.I.N. Structured Knowledge questionnaires and expressed practices questionnaire were used to assess knowledge and practices regarding healthy eating habits among students. The result revealed that the mean score of expressed practices is higher (68.8%) than mean knowledge score (14.4). The correlation between the knowledge scores and expressed practices scores among students regarding healthy eating habits was positive. Further, the chi-square showed that level of knowledge was dependent on mother's occupation and level of practices was dependent on mother's education among students regarding healthy eating habits. The improvement in knowledge and practices about healthy lifestyle is essential by awareness program in schools to promote lifestyle of adolescents.
Key words: Knowledge, expressed practices, students, healthy eating habits.