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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 327) Last page : ( 330)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00061.6

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Home Remedies on reducing Dysmenorrhea among Adolescent girls at St. Paul's girls High school, Davangere

Savitha V.1,*, Roopa D.2, Sridhara K. M.3

1Assisstant Professor, Dept of OBG Nursing, S.S. Institute of Nursing Sciences, Davanagere, Karnataka

2Lecturer, Dept. of OBG Nursing, S.S. Institute of Nursing Sciences, Davanagere, Karnataka

3Lecturer, Dept of Child Health Nursing, S.S. Institute of Nursing Sciences, Davanagere, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author Email: vsavitha63@gmail.com

Online published on 18 October, 2016.



Many women find that some basic home remedies can help to relieve the dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea had an adverse effect on school performance reflected in low concentration during classes, difficulties in accomplishing home work and school absenteeism. It also limited participation in sports and social activities.


To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on home remedies among adolescent girls.


An evaluative approach with pre experimental one group pretest posttest design was adopted in order to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding home remedies on reducing dysmenorrhea among 60 samples selected by stratified random sampling technique. Demographic proforma and structured closed ended knowledge questionnaire regarding home remedies on reducing Dysmenorrhea were used to gather pre and post data. A teaching programmeregarding home remedies on reducing Dysmenorrhea was provided for the subjects after the pretest. The post test was conducted on the seventh day and the data collected from the subjects were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.


The data indicated the mean percentage of posttest (75%) knowledge score was higher than the mean percentage of pretest (57.14%) knowledge score. The data presented showsthat't ’value computed between mean pretest and posttest scores is statistically significant [t(59)=16.15, table value t(59)= 1.64, P< 0.05]. Thisrevealed that there was a significant difference between the mean pretest and Posttest knowledge scores regarding home remedies on dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls.


The study concluded that the adolescent girls had less knowledge regarding home remedied on dysmenorrhea and the overall findings of the study indicated that there was an increase in the knowledge of subjects following the administration of structured teaching programme. This showed that structured teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge of adolescent girls.



Home remedies, Dysmenorrhea, Adolescent girls, Structured Teaching Programme.


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