Int J Pharm Bio Sci Volume 7, Issue 3, 2016 (July-Sept), Pages:959 - 962
A STUDY TO COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOOSEBERRY JUICE WITH HONEY VERSUS RIPE GUAVA JUICE WITH HONEY ON THE LEVEL OF HAEMOGLOBIN AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS WITH ANAEMIA STUDYING IN SELECTED SCHOOLS AT DHARMAPURI DIST, TAMIL NADU
The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Honey mixed gooseberry juice with Honey mixed ripen guava juice on the level of hemoglobin among anaemic adolescent girls (mention the mean Hb level) studying in selected schools at Dharmapuri dist, Tamilnadu. True experimental design was used for this study. 30 iron deficiency anaemic adolescent girls were selected from schools at Dharmapuri district Tamilnadu. The samples were divided in to 3 groups by simple random sampling. Hb level of the samples was measured as pretest. The mean Hb was found to be 9.83gms. Group -I was given honey mixed 30ml of gooseberry juice. Group-II was given 30ml of honey mixed ripen guava juice. Group-III which is the control group not given any juices. The post test Hb level was monitored for all the samples after 45 days. The mean Hb increased to 11.4 grams. Paired t-test had been applied to compare the pre and post test hemoglobin levels and to decide whether it had been statistically significant. The P-value 0.007 infers that intervention has been effective in increasing the hemoglobin value at post test. Similarly the paired t-test also was used to assess the effectiveness of group II intervention with group III control group. The non-significant p-values of the group II and group III infers that these two interventions were not statistically effective in changing the hemoglobin levels at 45th day. Therefore the study revealed that gooseberry juice with honey helps to absorb the iron and increase the Hb level among iron deficiency anaemic adolescent girls.