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Original Article

Effectiveness of Fenugreek Leaf Powder with Iron Supplementation vs Iron Supplementation Alone on Increasing Hemoglobin Level among Adolescent Girls with Anemia at Koravallimedu, Puducherry

Piraiseela Subramanian, M Aruna Devi, Bamalakshmi Jayaraman, Renuka Kandasamy, Kishor Kumar Chandirasekaran

Keywords : Adolescent girls, Anemia, Fenugreek leaf powder, Hemoglobin, Iron supplementation

Citation Information : Subramanian P, Devi MA, Jayaraman B, Kandasamy R, Chandirasekaran KK. Effectiveness of Fenugreek Leaf Powder with Iron Supplementation vs Iron Supplementation Alone on Increasing Hemoglobin Level among Adolescent Girls with Anemia at Koravallimedu, Puducherry. 2022; 15 (1):3-6.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13125

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background: Adolescence is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as the time span between the ages of 10 and 19 years. This is the “transitional period” between childhood and maturity. Major psychological, behavioral, and physical changes occur throughout this period; adolescence necessitates higher dietary requirements due to increased physical activity and fast growth. Aims and objectives: To assess the pretest and posttest hemoglobin levels among the adolescent girls, to evaluate the effectiveness of fenugreek leaf powder with iron supplementation on anemia among adolescent girls. To compare the pretest and posttest hemoglobin levels among the adolescent girls in experimental and control group. To find out the association between hemoglobin level with selected demographic variables among the adolescent girls. Materials and methods: The study used a two-group experimental pretest and posttest design. The sample of 60 adolescent girls was chosen using a random sampling procedure. The hemoglobin level was measured using a structured questionnaire and the mission Hb device. Results: The study found a statistically significant difference between the effects of fenugreek leaf powder combined with iron supplementation vs iron supplementation alone on boosting hemoglobin levels in adolescent females with anemia in the control group. Conclusion: The comparative study reveals that fenugreek leaf powder with iron supplementation is more effective than the iron supplementation alone on increasing the hemoglobin level among adolescent girls.


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