CORRELATION BETWEEN NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND LEVEL OF MEMORY AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3813-3819
AbstractOBJECTIVE- To find out the relation of nutritional status and level of memory among school children.
METHODS- An quantitative co relational study was conducted among the school children. Non-probability purposive sampling was used to select 135 samples at Bahadalpur U.P. school, Bhubaneswar. After obtaining permission from the ethical board and school headmaster data were collected. Tool taken for collection of data were demographic Performa, Nutritional assessment using BMI & IAP Standard and Memory assessment using modified working memory test batteries scale.
RESULTS- It was observed that there is a positive correlation between nutritional status and level of memory among school-going children as the ‘r’ value was 0.15 which revealed as the nutritional status increases the level of memory will increase and from Chi-square analysis, nutritional status showed significant association with gender and level of memory showed significant association with gender and number of meals per day.
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