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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 134-136
Diet and dialogue skills: An innovative approach to diet demonstration by medical students of lady hardinge medical college

Department of Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Ananya Ray Laskar
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DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_157_20

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Background: Nutrition' is a very essential component of undergraduate teaching in MBBS curriculum. In this age of growing diet-consciousness and fitness, skill development of medical graduates in designing healthy and culturally appropriate diet is imperative. Objective: To demonstrate the effectiveness of Diet Demonstration Training technique in improving the knowledge about basic principles of nutrition in medical undergraduates. Methodology: A pilot pretest-posttest study was conducted among 16 undergraduate medical students participated in a pre-conference workshop. Steps of diet demonstration for Under-graduate students were performed and a pretest - posttest was conducted using a self designed self administered questionnaire. Results: The mean marks received by the students were 8.69 & 10.31 out of 15 in the pretest & post-test respectively (p value <0.017). Overall 56.3% & 93.6% students performed well in pre-test and post-test respectively. Conclusion: There was significant improvement in nutrition education of participated undergraduates.

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