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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 1
First page : ( 47) Last page : ( 55)
Print ISSN : 2347–8640. Online ISSN : 2454–2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454–2660.2016.00009.0

To Assess the Knowledge and Attitude of Menorrhagia among Adolescent Girls in Selected College of Raichur, With A View to Develop Health Education Module

Parbati O1,,*, Sreelekha SA2

1Assistant professor, College of Nursing, Medical Directorate, Government of Manipur, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur

2Professor, Navodaya College of Nursing, Raichur, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author Email: parbatiokram@gmail.com

Online published on 23 May, 2016.

Abstract

A study was conducted on 100 adolescent girls of selected college of Raichur, to assess the knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding menorrhagia to find out the association between knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls regarding menorrhagia with demographic variable, To develop health education module regarding menorrhagic girls. Menorrhagia commonly affects the young girls i.e. between the ages of 14 to 20 years. The students under intensive stress, excessive exercises, obesity are risk factors for menorrhagia.23 so; need to assess the knowledge and attitude of menorrhagia among selected group of adolescent girls. The research approach adopted in the present study is descriptive survey. The college was selected by purposive sampling. Sample size for the present study was 100 adolescent girls studying in LVD college, Raichur by simple random sampling i.e. lottery method. A structured interview schedule questionnaire was used for data collection. The demographic variables analyzed in the study were Age, Religion, Education and Body Mass Index. In the present study majority of the adolescent girls were within the age group of 15 – 16 years (75%) and 25 of adolescent girls (25%) were between the age group of 17 – 18 years respectively. About 47 adolescent girls (47%) were Hindu followed by Muslim (28%) and Christians (25%). Majority of adolescent girls were 1st PUC (77%) followed by 2nd PUC (23%). Majority of adolescent girls were normal weight (77%) followed by overweight (11%), underweight (9%) and obese (3%). Among 100 adolescent girls more than half (56%) adolescent girls had low knowledge followed by average knowledge (37%) and few had high knowledge (7%). Among 100 adolescent girls more than half (62%) had unfavorable attitude followed by moderate favorable attitude (36%) and favorable attitude (2%) towards menorrhagia. Hence there was a need to conduct health education session regarding menorrhagia.

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Keywords

Assess knowledge and attitude of menorrhagia, health education module, Adolescent girl.

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