Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A descriptive study to assess the knowledge on teenage pregnancy and its prevention among the teenage girl residing in selected areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli



Address:   Mrs. P.Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin1, Mr. Sijo ME2, Ms. Indave Chhaya Laxmanbhai3, Ms. Mahala Lalita Manjibhai3, Ms. Mahala Laxmi Lasyabhai3, Ms. Mahale Ragini Laxman3, Ms. Mahla Mathuri Rameshbhai3
1Professor, Dept. of OBG (N), Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa
2Sister Tutor, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa.
3Final Year DGNM, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00060.6

ABSTRACT:
Teenage pregnancy is a worldwide problem. Early childbearing, particularly among teenagers (those under 13 to 19 years of age) has negative demographic, socio-economic and socio-cultural consequences. Teenage mothers are likely to suffer from severe complications during delivery, which result in higher morbidity and mortality for them and their children. This study is conducted with an aim to assess the knowledge on teenage pregnancy among the teenage girls residing in selected rural areas. Quantitative approach with descriptive research design was used. Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 32 teenage girls residing in selected rural area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa. Interview schedule with structure knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. The tool consists of two sections. Section- I includes socio demographic variables and section – II include- structured knowledge questionnaire on teenage pregnancy. Study was analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Finding of the study shows that maximum number (37.5%) of teenage girls have very poor and 15.625% of them have good knowledge on teenage pregnancy. Present study shows that majority of the teenage girls are not having adequate knowledge regarding teenage pregnancy.
KEYWORDS:
Teenage pregnancy, Inferential statistics, Descriptive Statistics, Adolescents, World Health organization.
Cite:
P.Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin, Sijo ME, Indave Chhaya Laxmanbhai, Mahala Lalita Manjibhai, Mahala Laxmi Lasyabhai, Mahale Ragini Laxman, Mahla Mathuri Rameshbhai. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge on teenage pregnancy and its prevention among the teenage girl residing in selected areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(3): 293-296.
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