Article History

Received 11 May 2014
Received in revised form 19 May 2014
Accepted 27 May 2014
Available online 01 June 2014

Keywords

menstrual hygiene, adolescent issues, menstrual hygiene education, adolescent health, reproductive health

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on menstrual hygiene among the adolescent girls at a selected college – Pre-experimental study

Susila, C1*,  S. John Satheesh Kumar2, Precilla3

1Principal, Billroth College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

2Asst.professor, Billroth College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

3Lecturer, Billroth College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

*Corresponding Author: susilachadrasekaran@gmail.com  

Abstract:

Background: Menstruation is a normal physiology in every girl’s life, but due to many factors like changing trends, lack of awareness, poor menstrual hygiene results in poor menstrual hygiene which leads to infection and discomfort.

Objectives: To find out the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on menstrual hygiene.

Design: one group pretest posttest design

Setting: Billroth college of Nursing, Chennai

Participants: 2nd year nursing college students

Methods and Materials: Data obtained by using convenient sampling technique, a group of 30 adolescent girls were selected for the study from Billroth College of nursing which comprise of 180 adolescent girls. Pre and post test Level of knowledge was assessed by using a structured questionnaire after administration of a structured teaching programme on menstrual hygiene.

Results: Pre test mean knowledge score was 14.66 with standard deviation 2.6921 the post test mean knowledge score was 18.66 with standard deviation 2.4819. The paired “t” test value was 10.6382 which showed statistical significance at p<0.05.

Conclusion: Being nursing college students the mean knowledge score was found low on menstrual hygiene which shows the vulnerability of the adolescent girls. Creating educational programmes to spread awareness among the adolescent girls would benefit many.

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