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Clinical Trial of Nutri-Kassar on Rural Anaemic Adolescent Girls

Author : Mamta Sharma 1

Date of Publication :21st December 2020

Abstract: Nutritional anaemia is one of India’s major public health problems that affect about 60 percent adolescent girls. An imperative effort should be made to combat anaemia as it adversely impairs adolescent girls’ physical work capacity and educational performance and reproductive physiology. In ayurved garden cress seeds (Lepidium sativum) is claimed to possess a variety of medicinal properties. Therefore, a clinical trial was done on anaemic adolescent girls to evaluate the impact of developed nutri-kassar on anaemic adolescent girls. Ethical approval for the study was obtained from Ethical committee of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshera. Screening for anaemia was conducted by assessing the haemoglobin level of the 300 adolescent girls (13-18 years). From that, 100 anaemic adolescent girls ( N=60 as Experimental Group and N=40 as Control Group) were chosen. Biochemical assessment (Hb, serum iron, TIBC and percentage saturation ) of the selected subjects was done both prior, between and after the supplementation. Haemoglobin status was assessed through cyanomethymoglobin method. Deworming was done prior to supplementation. Data was analysed using SPSS16. The present study revealed seventy eight per cent prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls. Experimental Group was supplemented 140gm nutri- kassar for a period of four months. After four months of supplementation a significant increase in haemoglobin (g/dl), serum iron and % saturation was observed in experimental group but declined was noticed in the Control Group.

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