International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


A Study to Assess the Prevalence of Reproductive Tract Infection based on Syndromic Approach and Health-Seeking Behaviour among the Women of Reproductive Age Group in Selected Rural Areas of Kamrup District, Assam

Manasi Deka | Dolly Gurumayum [3]


Abstract: Introduction: Reproductive tract infection (RTI) is defined as the infection of the genital tract. RTIs are presently ignored as a significant health issue which can cause serious complications ranging from pelvic inflammatory disease, preterm labour, miscarriage, infertility and even death. Aim: To estimate the prevalence and health-seeking behaviour related to reproductive tract infection among women of reproductive age group in selected rural areas of Kamrup district, Assam. Method: The study was conducted on 220 samples selected by purposive sampling technique at North Guwahati PHC and Baranghati PHC from March 2022 to April 2022. Non-experimental quantitative research approach and descriptive research design was adopted. House-to-house survey was done and data was collected using interview schedule. The samples who had at least three symptoms were considered as having RTI. Result: The prevalence of reproductive tract infection among women of reproductive age group in selected rural areas of Kamrup district, Assam is 11.4%. The most common symptom is vulval itching i.e., 33(15%). The majority (15%) of women had vulval itching followed by (12.3%) backache. The study estimates that 43 women (19.5%) sought healthcare treatment for any of the symptoms of RTI and 6 (2.7%) women use home remedies to combat the problem. Conclusion: The prevalence of reproductive tract infection was high in selected rural areas of Kamrup district, Assam. There is association between frequency of changing cloth/pad per day with the prevalence of RTI among women of reproductive age group. There is a need to educate women more on reproductive hygiene.


Keywords: Prevalence, Reproductive Tract Infection, Syndromic approach, Health-seeking behaviour, Reproductive age group


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 780 - 783


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