School Children as Mini-Teachers: Exploring the impact of Child-to-Child approach in Promoting the Importance of Vitamin-A

Keywords: Vitamin-A Deficiency, Health Education, Change Agents, Child-to-Child Approach, Peer Group, School Health

Abstract

Background: Children are the most vulnerable part of the society who succumb to health conditions especially deficiencies of macro and micronutrients like Vitamins and Minerals. Their health is essential for an active and quality lifestyle and brings less stress on parents too. Empowering children to be masters of their own health and providing adequate knowledge regarding health aspects can promote healthy behaviors, which gradually become learned lifestyles paving way for a healthy society.

Aim: To evaluate the effect of Child-to-Child approach in teaching children about the importance of Vitamin A.

Methods: A pre experimental one group pre-test/post-test no control group design was used in this study. Using purposive sampling technique 90 children were recruited among them 18were change agents and 72 peer group.

Result: There was a significant improvement in the knowledge regarding Vitamin A and its importance to health among the children after applying the child-to-child approach. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics like Paired ’t’ test and Karl Pearson’s co-efficient of correlation were used to analyse the findings. Among the pre-test and post-test scores, it was found that the knowledge level improved in their post-tests.

Conclusion: Child to child approach is a feasible method and an interesting way to get school children to learn about health. They also act responsible by being change agents.

How to cite this article:
Sunderraj SEJ. School Children as Mini-Teachers: Exploring the impact of Child-to-Child approach
in Promoting the Importance of Vitamin-A. Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2020; 7(1): 43-47.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2455.9318.202008

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2020-07-18