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S.Ani Grace Kalaimathi
Citation Information : Kalaimathi SG. EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND COMPLIANCE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG PARENTS OF OBESE CHILDREN. 2012; 3 (3):34-37.
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Published Online: 01-12-2020
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Parents are the keys to develop a home environment that foster healthy eating and physical activity among children and adolescents. It is observed that 30% of obesity begins in childhood and out of that 50 % to 80 % become obese-adults (Styne DM., 2001). A true experimental study design was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and compliance of childhood obesity among parents of obese children. The IEC interventions were given only to study group on childhood obesity on one to one basis with the help of laptop power point presentation at the respective houses of the mothers. There was a significant improvement in the knowledge, attitude and compliance among parents of obese children at P<0.001 in study group after IEC intervention.