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A Study to Assess the Prevalence and Knowledge of Reproductive Tract Infection among the Adolescent Girls in Selected School in Guwahati, Assam

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)

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Page : 1584-1589

Keywords : prevelance; knowledge; reproductive tract infection; adolescent girls;

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RTI/STI are a loosely defined constellation of infections and syndromes that are epidemiologically heterogeneous, but all of which are almost always on at least often transmitted sexually. Some 340 million new cases of curable STI occur every year. The figure does not include HIV or other viral STIs like Hepatitis B, genital herpes etc. which are not curable. The most common of the curable STIs are Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis. STI constitute a significant health burden and increase the risks of transmission of HIV. Aim: To assess the prevalence and knowledge of Reproductive tract infection among the adolescent girls in a selected school of Guwahati, Assam. Method And Material: Non-experimental descriptive research design was used in this study. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 110 adolescent girls from class VII, VIII, IX and X who fulfilled the inclusion criteria from selected school in Guwahati, Assam. Semi structured questionnaire to assess the prevalence and knowledge of Reproductive tract infection. Result: Out of the 110 respondents, majority i. e.56 (50 %) of the respondents had adequate level of knowledge, 51 (47 %) of the respondent had moderately adequate level of knowledge and three (3 %) of the respondent had inadequate level of knowledge regarding Reproductive Tract Infection. Out of 110 respondents, 24 (83 %) respondents had pain in the abdomen, 16 (55 %) respondents had itching in the vagina. Conclusion: From the study it was concluded that out of the 110 respondents, majority i. e.56 (50 %) of the respondents had adequate level of knowledge. As to the association of prevalence and knowledge; no association was found. In the association of prevalence and demographic variables, there is significant association of prevalence with educational level of mother, frequency of changing pad, material used during menstruation and no association between knowledge and demographic variables.

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