Impact of Structured Teaching Programme to Enhance the Knowledge Regarding Menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls
Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science,
The researcher conducted a quasi-experimental study on menstruation and menstrual hygiene among the adolescent girls at primary girls’ school (ajarpura kanyasala) under Anand district Gujarat. The study was intended to see the impact of a structured teaching programme in improving the knowledge of adolescent girls specific to rural areas. The objectives of the study were to assess the existing knowledge, to develop a structured teaching program on menstruation and menstrual hygiene, to assess the knowledge after implementation of structured teaching programmes and to find out the association between the knowledge score of the respondent with the selected demographic variables. The quantitative research approach was used with one group pre-test post-test- quasi experimental research design. The sample of 50 was drawn using probability sampling technique. The tool used was structured knowledge questionnaire. The result shows that majority of the respondents were (92%) in the age group of 12-13 years, most of the respondents (90%) were Hindu religion, the family income for most of the respondent (64%) falls in between Rs. 2000-3000, almost half of the respondents were having an elder female sibling (52%), and initial assessment reveals most of the respondents were (82%) having some knowledge about menstruation and menstrual hygiene. The finding shows significant difference between mean pre-test score (15.56) and post test score (27.80) which also reveals the importance of right information is needed to this group to discard any irrelevant practices. The association with certain demographic variables (age, family income, elder female sibling, information about menstruation) also established at 0.05 level of significance.
- menstrual hygiene structured teaching programme.
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