U. Sreevidya, . V. Satish., . M.C. Sireesha., . P. Kavitha., . K. Dhanalakshmi.,and Ms. V. Amaravati

ABSTRACT: Now a day’s more adolescent girls that is age group between 13-19 years more concerned towards physical maintenance of the body. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge scores on anorexia nervosa among adolescent girls in selected college of rural areas. 2. To assess the knowledge scores on anorexia nervosa among adolescent girls in selected college of urban areas. 3. To compare the knowledge scores on anorexia nervosa among adolescent girls of rural and urban colleges. 4. To find out the association between knowledge scores of adolescent girls with their demographic variables in selected college of rural areas. 5. To find out the association between knowledge scores of adolescent girls with their demographic variables in selected college of urban areas. Nullhypotheses: HO1: There is no significant difference in between the knowledge scores of adolescent girls in selected rural and urban areas. HO2: There is no significant association of knowledge scores of rural adolescent girls with their demographic variables.HO3: There is no significant association of knowledge scores of urban adolescent girls with their demographic variable. Materials and methods: Non-experimental, comparative research design was adopted to conduct the study. Hundred adolescent girls selected through non- probability purposive sampling technique. Result: The overall knowledge scores on anorexia nervosa in rural college, among 50 adolescents’ girls that majority of 33(66%)having moderate knowledge, 15(30%) having inadequate knowledge, 2(4%) having adequate knowledge. In urban college, among 50 adolescents’ girls that majority of 43(86%) having moderate knowledge, 6(12%) having adequate knowledge, 1(2%) having inadequate knowledge. The mean sores of knowledge regarding anorexia nervosa among rural adolescent girls 13.16 and S.D 4.234 and the urban adolescent girls mean was 17.04 and S.D was 2.891, obtained “t” value was 5.35, which is highly significant at 0.01 level. Hence it is proved that there are significant difference in between rural and urban knowledge scores regarding anorexia nervosa among adolescent girls. Conclusion: The study findings concluded that there is significant difference in rural and urban knowledge scores.

Keywords: Anorexia Nervosa, Knowledge, Adolescent Girls.

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