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Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practices of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of government women college parade, Jammu

Author(s):
Jyoti Kapoor
Abstract:
Background: Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adulthood. In this period one of the major physiological changes that takes place in the adolescent girls, is the onset of menstruation. So good menstrual hygiene is very crucial for the health and dignity of girls and women.
Aim and objective: The present study was aimed to assess the knowledge and practices of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of selected Government college of parade, Jammu.
Material and Method: The sample consisted of 50 adolescent girls. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. Socio-demographic profile and Self Structured Questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge and practice regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls.
Conclusion: The study showed that the knowledge among adolescent girls was average and practices used them were satisfactory. Therefore, it was concluded that there is more need to increase knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene and make adolescents to practice good hygiene habits.
Pages: 540-543  |  1497 Views  148 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jyoti Kapoor. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practices of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls of government women college parade, Jammu. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):540-543.
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