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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 293) Last page : ( 296)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00060.6

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

Mrs. Ramanadin P. Vadivukkarasi1, Mr. Sijo ME2, Ms. Laxmanbhai Indave Chhaya3, Ms. Manjibhai Mahala Lalita3, Ms. Lasyabhai Mahala Laxmi3, Ms. Laxman Mahale Ragini3, Ms. Rameshbhai Mahla Mathuri3

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 Email: krishraghav2010@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.

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.

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Keywords

Teenage pregnancy, Inferential statistics, Descriptive Statistics, Adolescents, World Health organization.

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