Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Comparative Study to assess the learning needs of Menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in selected Rural and Urban school, south Gujarat, Bharuch – 392001



Address:   Mrs. Karthika1, Mr. Moses Kandula2
1Associate Professor, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch
2Principal, Welfare School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00132.7

ABSTRACT:
Menstrual hygiene is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning girls in the menstruating age group menstrual hygiene. Objectives: 1. To assess the learning needs of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of urban school, Bharuch. 2. To assess the learning needs of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of rural school, Bharuch. 3. To compare the learning needs of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of rural and urban School, Bharuch.4. To find out the association between learning needs of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of urban and rural school with selected demographic variables. Method: A comparative study was conducted on 11th march 2019 (urban) and 22nd February 2019 (rural). Probability stratified random sampling technique was used for study. Total 100 samples was selected 50 from rural school and 50 from urban school. This consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Pretest are taken to assess the learning needs of menstrual hygiene and health education is used to give information regarding menstrual hygiene. Result: 1. Assessment of the level of knowledge of adolescent girls regarding menstrual hygiene that, the in rural, 26% of adolescent girls had poor knowledge whose score range from 1-10, 74% of the adolescent girls had average knowledge whose score range from 11-20 and 0% of the adolescent girls had good knowledge whose score range from 21-30. 2. In Urban 0% of adolescent girls had poor knowledge whose score range from 1-10, 80% of the adolescent girls had average knowledge whose score range from 11-20 and 20% of the adolescent girls had good knowledge whose score range from 21-30. 3. In Rural, there was a significant association between knowledge and score of adolescent girls with their parent occupation and type of family and no significant association between the level of knowledge and score of adolescent girls with their age, education, religion, parent education, income. 4. In Urban, there was a significant association between knowledge and score of adolescent girls with their religion and no significant association between the level of knowledge and score of adolescent girls with their age, education, parent education, parent occupation, type of family, income. Conclusion: The investigator found that adolescent girls knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene can be improved by lesson plan. As per statistical analysis the researcher conclude that after completion the research adolescent girls knowledge increased significantly.
KEYWORDS:
Learning needs, Menstrual hygiene, Adolescent girls.
Cite:
Karthika, Moses Kandula. A Comparative Study to assess the learning needs of Menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in selected Rural and Urban school, south Gujarat, Bharuch – 392001. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 9(4): 592-597.
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