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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF ANGANWADI WORKERS AND THEIR PROBLEMS

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Dr. Ratna Sarkar

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Dr. Ratna Sarkar
Assistant Professor, Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension, University of North Bengal, West Bengal

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Sarkar, Dr. Ratna. "A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF ANGANWADI WORKERS AND THEIR PROBLEMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 7000-7013, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=494. Accessed Dec. 2018.
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Sarkar, D. (2018, December). A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF ANGANWADI WORKERS AND THEIR PROBLEMS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(12), 7000-7013. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=494
Chicago
Sarkar, Dr. Ratna. "A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF ANGANWADI WORKERS AND THEIR PROBLEMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 12 (December 2018), 7000-7013. Accessed December, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=494.

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Abstract:
The study aims to know about current level of knowledge possessed by the Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) regarding essential grass-root level health services provided in the Anganwadi Centres. Studying the profile of an AWW, pertaining to her qualification, experience, skills, knowledge, attitude and training, was important because it has direct impact on the output of Integrated child development scheme (ICDS) The knowledge about the ICDS among AWW in seventy Anganwadi Centres (each having one AWW), of Champasari gram panchayat of Matigara Block of Darjeeling district in West Bengal was assessed by interviewing them. It was found that only 6.19% of Anganwadi workers have correct knowledge about the calories and proteins required for children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years and none had the correct knowledge about the amount of calories and proteins to be given to severely underweight children through supplementary nutrition. Only 12.86% had correct knowledge about the average weight of a 1year old child, and they were not aware of the colour code used for growth monitoring. Knowledge about the flattened growth line on growth chart was existent among 31.43% of the AWW interviewed. AWWs were ignorant about the meaning of red colour mid arm circumference (MAC) strip.