A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice regarding Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls in Selected School, of Distt Solan with a View to Develop Health Education PamphletJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Chandrika Sharma; Jyotshana Kumari;
Page : 1269-1271
Keywords : Assess knowledge; menstrual hygiene; adolescent girls; and health education pamphlet;
Reproductive health is a crucial part of general health and a central feature of human development. Women having a better knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene and safe menstrual practices are less vulnerable to reproductive tract infections and its consequences. The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge and practice regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls, to find out the association between knowledge and practice scores with selected demographic variables, to determine the correlation between knowledge and practice on menstrual hygiene among adolescent girl. A descriptive research was conducted in 2021 in Govt.Girls School of Solan (H.P), sample of 100 adolescent girls were selected by using convenient sampling technique. Result mean and SD of knowledge score was 12.74 and ?3.91 respectively and practice score showed that mean was 9.01 and SD was ?2.25. There was signicance association between the knowledge score with demographic variables (Education Status Religion, Family income type of family, Education of mother occupation of mother and source of information before menarche about menstruation. and for the practice score there is signicance association between demographic variable ( Age in years, Education Status, religion, type of family ,occupation of mother and source of information before menarche about menstruation .There was a significant correlation between knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls (correlation 0.493, table value 0.197 and pless than0.001) Conclusion: On the basis of finding moderately positive correlation it was concluded that majority of adolescent girls had moderate adequate knowledge and followed hygienic practices correctly.
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