Adolescent’s knowledge on menstrual hygiene in polytechnic college- effectiveness of structured teaching programme
Samjhana Khuppa Shrestha, Rasmitha Chauhan, Manimegalai S
Background of the study: Menstruation is the phenomenon unique to the females. Menstrual cycle is the scientific term for the physiological changes that can occur in fertile women for the purpose of sexual reproduction and fertilization. Menstruation is monthly uterine bleeding for 3-5 days after 28 days from puberty till menopause. Menstrual hygiene is about access to absorb or collect menstrual blood, privacy to change the materials and access to facilities to dispose of used menstrual management materials.
Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching Programme on knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in Dayananda Sagar Polytechnic College, Bangalore.
Methodology: The design Adopted is pre experimental, (one group pre-test post-test design) the samples were chosen by non- probability purposive sampling technique, consist 30 adolescent girls at Dayananda Sagar Polytechnic College, Bangalore, and a structured knowledge questionnaire was given to assess the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding menstrual hygiene. Which followed by a structured teaching program on menstrual hygiene and administered the same questionnaire to assess the post test.
Results: The overall mean post-test knowledge score regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls 15.6+2.7 (77.83%) was significantly higher than overall mean pre-test knowledge scores regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls 10.5+2.8 (53.33%) and the obtained overall ‘t’ value was 7.17 which is higher than table value.