Abstract: A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding selected menstrual irregularities among adolescent girls in selected in schools of Wardha district was carried out for partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Nursing at Datta Meghe Institute Medical Science, Wardha. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding menstrual irregularities, the evaluate the effectiveness of planned and to associate the knowledge regarding menstrual irregularities with selected demographic variables. The study was based on evaluative research approach. The population was the all the adolescent girls. The subjects congested of 100 adolescent girls in selected schools of Wardha District. The inclusion criteria were: a) girls available during data collection period. b) Girls were willing to participating in study. c) Adolescent girls of age between 13-18 years. d) Girls attending menarche. Exclusion criteria Adolescent girls taking treatment for menstrual irregularities Distribution of adolescent girls according to age of 1st menstrual period reveals that 32 % of rural and 58 % of urban adolescent girls had age of 1st menstrual period of 12-13 years, 32 % of rural and 10 % of urban had 13-14 years, 22 % of rural and 2 % of urban had 14-15 years and 14 % of rural and 30 % of urban adolescent girls had a & b respectively. 38 % of rural and 36 % of urban adolescent girls were vegetarian, 6 % of rural and 12 % of urban adolescent girls were non vegetarian, 40 % of rural and 50 % of urban adolescent girls had both and 16 % of rural and 2 % of urban adolescent girls had other than these. Distribution of adolescent girls according to their knowledge regarding menstrual irregularities reveals that 50 % of rural and 76 % of urban adolescent girls had know about menstrual irregularities. According to their source of information regarding menstrual irregularities shows that 6 % of rural and 22 % from urban area had information from media, 28 % from rural and 10 % from information from health workers and 60 % from rural and 64 % from urban area had information from family respectively. The finding show that the tabulated t value for n-1, i.e. 99 degrees of freedom was 1.98. The calculated value was 40.27 for knowledge regarding menstrual irregularities.
Keywords: Planned teaching, Menstrual irregularities, Adolescent girls