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International Journal of Home Science

2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART B

A study on the awareness level of the Anganwadi workers about integrated child development services (ICDS) at urban health centres

Author(s): Shivani Kumari and Rosy Kumari
Abstract:
Background: Integrated child development services (ICDS) are one of the largest early childhood development programmes in the world. The major goal of this programme is to respond to the developmental needs of children aged 0 to 6. The Anganwadi worker is an ICDS front-line volunteer who works in the community. Despite the fact that the government spends a lot of money on the ICDS programme, it is useless.
Objective: The aim of the study is to determine the level of awareness of integrated child development services among Anganwadi employees.
Methods: In the proposed investigation, 36 Anganwadi centers in the northeastern regions of the Patna district were visited, with Anganwadi respondents, purposively selected from five areas (Buddha colony, North Mandiri, South Mandiri, Kidwaipuri, and S.K Nagar). The self-created interview, schedules, and questionnaire method have been used in this.
Results: Anganwadi employees have (100%) aware has assessments of the services delivered by anganwadi workers.
Conclusion: The results of this study also indicated that anganwadi personnel performance and awareness of growth charts and growth monitoring were satisfactory. The AWWs had delivered the majority of the service and were reflecting on it at the time of the investigation. Anganwadi workers are the frontline workers who will promote ICDS best practices to improve the health and nutritional condition of mothers and children.
Pages: 83-91  |  96 Views  55 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shivani Kumari, Rosy Kumari. A study on the awareness level of the Anganwadi workers about integrated child development services (ICDS) at urban health centres. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(1):83-91.

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