Effectiveness of behaviour change communication on risk factors and consequences of obesity among housewife
Padmapriya D, Hemalatha V and Ilamathi S
The present study aims to determine the effectiveness of behaviour change communication on risk factors and consequences of obesity among housewife. A quantitative approach with pre experimental one group pretest posttest only research design was adopted for the present study. A total study 100 housewive’s who met the inclusion criteria were recruited as study participants by using non-probability convinence sampling technique. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect both the demographic variable and pretest level of knowledge on risk factors and consequences of obesity. On the same day, health talk was given on various aspects of risk factors and consequences of obesity. Followed by that, On 5th day posttest level of knowledge was assessed by giving the same self-structured questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that, there is a significant increase in the level of knowledge at the level of p<0.005 after the health talk. Thus, the study proves that behaviour change communication was effective in improving the level of knowledge risk factors and consequences of obesity among house wive’s.