A Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Menstrual Hygiene among Paramedical Students in Selected College at Gonda, Uttar PradeshJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-05
Authors : S Kalaivani; Sukhda Sharma;
Page : 1241-1244
Keywords : Menstruation; paramedical students; hygiene;
Menstruation is still considered something bad in Indian society. Menstruation and menstrual practices are even now being concerned by taboos resulting in adolescent girls remaining ignorant of the hygienic health practices, which sometimes result in health issues. To assess the knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene among paramedical students in a selected college at Gonda, Uttar Pradesh this study was conducted with the conceptual framework using the concepts from the ground general system?s theory (Von Ludwing Bertalamffy 1956). A descriptive research design was used to assess the knowledge level of paramedical students.50 paramedical students were selected for this study. Non - probability convenient sampling technique was used. Socio - demographic data and a questionnaire on knowledge related to menstrual hygiene were used to collect the data. The pilot study was conducted on 25th March 2021 with 6 samples. The main study was conducted on 30th March 2021. This study concluded that a maximum of 31 (62.0%) samples were having adequate knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene. The remaining 10 (20%) samples were having moderate and 9 (18%) samples were having inadequate knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene. So, there is a need to educate college girls about menstruation, its importance, and hygiene maintenance; so as to enable them to lead a healthy reproductive life in future.
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