Since the questionnaires used in all the three phases were the
same, the Anganwadi workers were given training at the beginning
of the intervention phase.
The first step in the pre-intervention phase was selecting
the target families. The following considerations (inclusion
criteria) were taken into account while selecting these families.
A total of 100 families each in the rural area Ladoo Sarai and
urban slums were administered home risk cards and 75 out of
each were selected. It was seen that their houses should be
near the Anganwadi centres. The Anganwadi workers were trained
to administer the Home Risk Card during
1. Presence of one child between the ages of 3-6 years
who was an Anganwadi beneficiary.
2. Presence of at least two risk factors on HRC in the family.
3. Presence of somebody who could give authentic information
regarding the child and the family.
the reliability exercises carried out for the Hindi version.
So just a brief explanation to administer the home risk card
was given before the pre intervention phase.
To identify these families the Anganwadi workers were consulted
because they knew about the families' background well enough.
Four questionnaires were administered to all the families identified.
The Subjective Well Being Inventory was administered by the
research team worker by going to the women individually and
in one sitting itself. The women in most of the cases were illiterate
so the research team workers read out the questions and noted
the response. In some questions an explanation was also needed,
so an effort was made to explain the question without distorting
the meaning itself but in a simpler language. The children of
families identified were administered the Index of Cognitive
Development performance test and then nutritional status assured.
This was done at the Anganwadi Centre because of physical and
environmental difficulties faced at their homes. As the weight
and height had to be taken, a proper place and levelled surface
was required, so the centre was the best place and since the
workers maintained a regular height and weight chart for all
children, they helped in this work. For Index of Cognitive development
the children were called at the centre. It was difficult to