Adolescent Girl's Knowledge And Practices Towards Menstrual Hygiene

1Mrs. Afsana mulani, Dr. Mahadeo Shinde, Mrs. A.V. Katti.

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Abstract:

Adolescence in young ladies has been perceived as a fierce period which implies the change from girlhood to womanhood and considered as a land characteristic of female puberty.This transitional period is separate with the start of "menarche '' which is usually recognized by little youths as a sign of improvement.AIM: To improve knowledge and practices regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls.Objectives: To assess existing knowledge level regarding menstrual hygiene and effectiveness of educational program on knowledge, practices towards menstrual hygiene. To determine association with pre-test knowledge and practices towards menstrual hygiene of adolescent girls with demographic variables.Methods-A Study was done among 100 adolescent girls were selected from secondary school using Convenient Sampling method. The information was gathered utilizing pre tried self controlled survey recurrence circulation examination was performed. MAJOR FINDINGS Knowledge score regarding menstrual hygiene of adolescent girls before and after health teaching of 100 observations with pre-test mean of (4.11) and post-test mean of (7.61). The pre-test standard deviation was (1.569) and post-test (1.109). The computed‘t’ test statistical value is 16.686 since the ‘p’ value for the test is <0.0001. It is shows that the health teaching program is effective method for improving the practices level of adolescent girl’s menstrual hygiene.Practices score regarding menstrual hygiene before and after health teaching of 100 observations with pre-test mean of (3.92) and post-test mean of (7.76). The pre-test standard deviation was (1.625) and post-test (1.046). The computed‘t’ test statistical value is 18.652.Since the ‘p’ value for the test is <0.0001. It is shows that the health teaching program is effective method for improving the practices level of adolescent girl’s menstrual hygiene.CONCLUSION:The current study explored about the menstrual hygiene in adolescent girls. Overall, findings revealed a significant association found between the socio demographic variables.

Keywords:

Menstrual Hygiene, Adolescent girls, Information Booklet

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 8
Pages3992-4001