Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Infertility among Teenagers with a view to Develop Health Education Pamphlet
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A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding infertility among teenagers studying in selected college of Ahmednagar, with a view to develop health education pamphlet. The objectives of the study were. 1. To assess the knowledge regarding infertility among teenagers studying in selected college of Ahmednagar. 2. To assess the attitude regarding infertility among teenagers studying in selected college of Ahmednagar. 3. To find out association between the knowledge and selected demographic variables. 4. To find out association between attitude and selected demographic variables. 5. To develop health education pamphlet.
The conceptual framework of the study was based on Nola. J. Pender's health promotion model. The study was conducted on a sample of 60 teenagers studying in New Art's college of Ahmednagar, using simple random sampling technique. In the present study descriptive survey design was adopted. Data were collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire and Likert's 5 point attitude scale. The obtained data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics like frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and chi square.
The knowledge scores of teenagers revealed that 58.33% had average knowledge, 25% had poor knowledge and remaining 16.66% had good knowledge regarding infertility. The attitude scores of teenagers revealed that 56.66% had neutral attitude, 25% had positive attitude and remaining 18.33% had negative attitude regarding infertility.
The study concluded that the knowledge and attitude in the respective field was inadequate among the teenagers. So it is important to initiate actions to enhance the knowledge and attitude of the students in the college so that they can take necessary measures to prevent infertility.
Infertility, teenagers, health education pamphlet.