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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 271) Last page : ( 275)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00061.9

A Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge and Preparedness for Menarche among Pre-Adolescent girls Studying at selected Schools, of Kurali Punjab

Ms. Sharma Shivani1,*, Ms. Pebma Kiran. B2

1M Sc. Nursing Student, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura

2Associate Professor, Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shivanisharma5418@gmail.com

Online published on 22 May, 2019.

Abstract

Menarche is an important event in the life of adolescent girls, most of whom experience menarche before the age of 16 years. During this period, girls go through physical changes that are important in the psychological perception of sexual identity and that considerably influence mental maturity. The main objective of the study is to assess the knowledge of menarche among pre-adolescent girl, to assess the preparedness for menarche among pre-adolescent girls, to develop and disseminate the pamphlets in view to create awareness among pre-adolescent girls, and to determine the correlation between knowledge and preparedness of menarche among pre-adolescent girls, To determine the association between knowledge and preparedness for menarche among pre-adolescent girls with the selected socio demographic variables. Descriptive study was conducted on 200 subjects through purposive sampling technique. The result of present study revealed that 146 (73%) girls had average knowledge regarding menarche. Majority of the girls 159 (79.5%) were not prepared for menarche. There was mild positive correlation between knowledge score and preparedness for menarche (0.033). There was no significant association of knowledge and preparedness for menarche. The finding of the study was indicated a strong need of creating awareness and providing knowledge about menarche before its onset. The study concluded that a strong need of creating awareness and providing knowledge about menarche before its onset.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Menarche, Menstruation and Preparedness.

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