International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023


A Study to Assess the Awareness and Utilization of Services of Kishori Shakti Yojana among Adolescent Girls Residing in Rural Region of Maharashtra

Shilpa Upadhyay | Sandeep G Kolaskar [2]


Abstract: Adolescence is the period of transition between childhood and adulthood. It includes some big changes in the body, and to the way a young person relates to the world. The physical, sexual, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that happen during this time can bring anticipation and anxiety for both children and their families. Understanding what to expect at different stages can promote healthy development throughout adolescence and into early adulthood. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess the awareness and utilization of services of Kishori Shakti Yojana among adolescent girls residing in rural region of Maharashtra. One hundred & fifty (n=150) adolescent girls were selected by purposive sampling technique. A study was conducted at rural region of Maharashtra. Data gathered were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive & inferential statistics. Result: It was observed that 40.7% adolescent girls had poor knowledge whereas 35% had average knowledge, 15.3% had good knowledge & 12.7% had very good knowledge scores & I respect to utilization of Kishori Shakti Yojana Services majority of adolescent girls i.e. 85 (56.7%) had not utilized the services. Further, 46 (30.7%) of adolescent girls had partially utilized the services and only 19 (12.7%) of adolescent girls had completely utilized the services under KSY. Conclusion: The mean knowledge score on Kishori Shakti Yojana revealed that 61adolescent girls had poor knowledge with a mean score of 2.93+1.3 whereas 35 of them had average knowledge on Kishori Shakti Yojana with a mean score of 13.0+1.4. However, 19 adolescent girls had very good knowledge with a mean score of 17.9+1.3 and only 12 adolescent girls had excellent knowledge with a mean score of 22.7+1.1. Hence, it was interpreted that majority of adolescent girls had only poor and average knowledge on Kishori Shakti Yojana.


Keywords: Knowledge, KSY, Adolscent girls


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 1495 - 1497


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