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 4, April 2023 | Rating: 6.1 / 10

Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescents' Girls

Dr. Varinder Kaur | Priyanka Dogra

Abstract: Poor menstrual hygiene and inadequate self care are major detriments of morbidity and other complications among adolescents' age groups. Poor menstrual hygiene, however, can pose serious health risks, like reproductive and urinary tract infections which can result in future infertility and birth complications. Good menstrual health and hygiene practices can prevent infections, reduce odors and helps to stay comfortable during periods. Learning about menstrual hygiene is a vital part of health education for adolescents' girls so that they can continue to work and maintain hygienic habits throughout their life. Keeping in view the importance of menstrual hygiene the present study was formulated with the objectives to assess the knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescents' girls in selected area of district Una (Himachal Pradesh), to find association of knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene with selected demographic variables and to prepare and distribute pamphlets to create awareness regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescents girls. Quantitative research approach and non experimental descriptive research design was used to accomplish the stated objectives. Data was collected with the help of self structured questionnaire that was validated by various experts from the field of nursing. Pilot study was conducted on 20 adolescents' girls from block Haroli (Himachal Pradesh) to check the reliability of the tool and feasibility of the study. Tool was found to be reliable. For final study 200 adolescents' girls were included by purposive sampling technique. The data was collected and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The tables, pie diagram and bar diagram was used to depict the findings. Findings revealed that maximum participants have poor knowledge (56%) followed by (33%) with average level of knowledge, (10%) have good level and only (1%) were having excellent level of knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene. The variables i. e. education level of mother had significant association with knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene. Based upon the assumption pamphlets were prepared and distributed among adolescents' girls to create awareness regarding menstrual hygiene.

Keywords: knowledge, menstrual hygiene, adolescents girls

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 82 - 84

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