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Impact of Structured Education Regarding Menstrual Hygiene Practices among Adolescent Girls

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 244-252

Keywords : education; menstruation; hygiene; practices; adolescent girls;

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Menstruation is a phenomenon unique to the females. The onset of menstruation is one of the most important changes occurring among the girls during the adolescent years. Study was aimed to assess the impact of structured education regarding menstrual hygiene practices among adolescent girls. Objectives- To assess knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene practices among adolescent girls before and after structured education. To find association between existing knowledge and demographic variables. Methodology - A Quasi Experimental research approach was used for the study. One group pre test- post test research design with 100 adolescent girls was selected by random sampling technique. Findings- Only 23% of samples in pretest answered about sun drying of the used and washed clothes.58% of samples keep the used sanitary clothes in the hidden places and reuse of used clothes for more than one month. 100% samples do not enter in the holy places. Thus the samples were socially and culturally bounded with traditional practices during menstruation. In posttest there was significant gain in knowledge is seen. The results indicated that equal positive response to the planned teaching was found really useful to them. Conclusion-findings revels that structured education is effective regarding menstrual hygiene practices among adolescent girls.

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