International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022


A Study on Knowledge and Risk Factors Related to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease among Women in Selected Rural Community Area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Sakshi Semwal | Atul Kumar [17] | Dr. Vandana Chauhan [2]


Abstract: Pelvic inflammatory disease is the infectious disease of the female reproductive organ. Mostly caused by gonorrhoea and Chlamydia bacteria. Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease is the leading cause of infertility, tubo-ovarian abscess, ectopic pregnancy and cervical cancer among women. Self physical assessment & screening of the reproductive part can prevent the risk for occurrence of pelvic inflammatory disease. Aim: To assess the knowledge and risk factors related to pelvic inflammatory disease among women. Methodology: Quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Total 110 women age group between 20-45 years were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Data was collected at Community Health Centre, Doiwala , by administered structured knowledge questionnaire and risk factors. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the research data. Results: The result shows that 70 women had poor knowledge, 35 women had average knowledge, whereas only 5 of them had good knowledge regarding pelvic inflammatory disease. According to knowledge domain women had good knowledge about sign and symptoms of PID. The significant association was found between levels of knowledge with selected demographic variables. Conclusion: Women had poor knowledge regarding PID. So that is need of awareness programme to improve knowledge of women.


Keywords: Pelvic inflammatory disease, Women, Knowledge, Risk factors


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,


Pages: 609 - 612


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