Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Study to Assess the Level of knowledge Regarding Female Foeticide among the Adolescents in Selected Urban Areas of Mysore



Address:   Mr. Vinay Kumar G*, Mrs. Nisha P Nair
1Assistant Lecturer, Community Health Nursing Department, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
2Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing Department, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore
*Corresponding author
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction: In India, the selective abortion of female foetuses has led to an alarming “gender gap” in the country’s population. Aims and objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding female foeticide among the adolescents in selected urban areas in Mysore. Approach and design: In the study, exploratory descriptive survey was used. Samples and sampling criteria: The knowledge was assessed among 30 adolescents. The level of knowledge was measured by using structured interview schedule regarding female foeticide. The data were collected and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Results of the study revealed that, the mean level of knowledge scores was 11.066 with SD ±2.247, ranged from 8-15 and there is no significant association with any variables. Conclusion: Thus study concludes that the adolescents should get enough awareness regarding female foeticide. As health professionals it’s the responsibility of us to conduct some awareness programe to improve their level of knowledge.
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A Study to Assess the Level of knowledge Regarding Female Foeticide among the Adolescents in Selected Urban Areas of Mysore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(1): Jan.-March, 2015; Page 01-04.
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