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RESEARCH PROJECT: (COMPLETED)

Title

Home Based Intervention for Improvement of Socio-Emotional Competencies in children.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shubhangna Sharma

Funding Agency

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

 

 

Title

Assessment of Health Status of Adolescent Girls Belonging to Gaddi Tribes of Himachal Pradesh    (June 2002 to June 2004)

 

 

 

Principal Investigator

 Dr. Shubhangna Sharma

Funding Agency

Indian Council of Agricultural research, New Delhi, New Delhi

 

Title

Assessment of Nutritional status with specific reference to feeding practices and dietary intake of infants and pre school children of Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh (1996-1998)

 

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shubhangna Sharma

Funding Agency

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

 

ALL INDIA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON HOME SCIENCE 

(CHILD DEVELOPMENT)

Phase I (1996 to April 2002)

Title

Comprehensive Child Care Through Farm Creche - An Intervention for Optimum Developmental Outcomes of Young Children

Senior Scientist

Dr. Shubhangna Sharma

Funding Agency

Indian Council of Agricultural research, New Delhi

Phase II (2002 to 2007)

Title

Empowerment of Rural Girl Child for Quality Life

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shubhangna Sharma

Funding Agency

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

 

Phase III (2007 to till date)

Title

Empowerment of Rural Girl Child for Quality Life

Principal Investigator

Dr. Raj Pathania

Funding Agency

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

 

                Ongoing PG Researches

  • Effect of Parenting Styles on Social Intelligence of adolescents

  • Socio-economic deprivation and personality pattern of adolescents

  • Physical, motor and Emotional development of ICDS and Non ICDS Children

  • Cognitive and Language Development of ICDS and non ICDS Children

 

1.      Assessment of Family Health Status of Tribal Population of H.P. Sanctioned by “ICSSR New Delhi” (Dr. Raj Pathania P.I.)

The study was conducted in two blocks viz. Kalpa and Nichar of district Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh. Ten villages were selected randomly thus making a total of 20 villages from the selected district. From these blocks, 250 women in their reproductive years in the age group of 15-45 yrs and 250 children in the age group of 6 months - 6 yrs were selected thus making a total of 500 sample from the district. Door-to door survey method was applied in selected villages to derive the sample. Random sampling procedure was adopted to select both women and children. The major findings of the project are as under:

  • It has been observed that still women were married off before the legal age of 18 years and the average age of having first child was found to be 20 years. Antenatal care of these tribal women was also found to be poor, as majority still had child births of deliveries at home. It was found that lack of proper antenatal care leads to abortions/miscarriages, still births or complications during deliveries. These women were not aware about HIV/AIDS and STDs. They lack in personal hygiene as well, which can be correlated with half of these respondents suffering from Urinary Tract infections or vaginal discharge as a major problem. They rarely changed their clothes or undergarments on daily basis, which can be concluded as the root cause of the problem.
  • Women’s nutritional intake was also found to be less as compared to RDA. However half of the respondents were found to have normal weight, followed by women who were underweight. Their energy requirement was about 70-72%  of RDA.

·         The women were found to be suffering from fatigue because of excess of work. As she plays an important role in the family and community shouldering the responsibilities for the need and comfort of the male members of the family and the children along with working for long hours in the fields, collecting fodder, wood, water and taking care of domestic animals. Minor ailments like cold and cough, backache, headache were more prevalent as compared to other major diseases.

·         On the other hand children’s health status was comparatively better than tribal women. Majorities were breast fed and given Colostrum and even weaning age was 6 months. The weaning foods prepared for the children were no doubt nutritious, however cleanliness and hygiene lacks in feeding, preparing and caring for these children. Regarding the nutrient intake of these children protein intake was high as compared to RDA with fat only 5-7 gm less than RDA. Not much difference was seen for other nutrients.

Common ailments seen among these children were cold and cough due to extreme cold weather conditions. Even eye problems, diarrhea and skin allergies were common among tribal children. These ailments too can be correlated with unhygienic livin

 

 

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