To assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Menstrual Hygiene among adolescent girls in selected schools of rural area of Nagpur City
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Menstruation is generally considered as unclean in India.
1) To assess the existing knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in selected schools. 2) To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls. 3) To determine the association between the post test knowledge score with the demographic variables.
A pre-experimental and descriptive evaluatory research approach was used with one group pre-test post-test design to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned teaching programme. 100 samples were selected by non-probability convenient sampling method are used. The pre-test was administered to 100 adolescent girls followed by the PTP. After 7 (seven) days, post test was conducted to the same samples using the same tool. Data gathered was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and Paired't’ test.
The major findings revealed that planned teaching programme enhanced the knowledge of the adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene. The overall mean percentage of post-test knowledge scores of the young adults 75.2% is apparently higher than the overall mean percentage of pre-test knowledge score 57.6% and is significant at 0.05% level. Paired ‘t’ =6.494% p<0.05 indicating that the PTP was effective in gaining knowledge of the menstrual hygiene of adolescent girls.
Effectiveness, planned teaching programme, menstrual hygiene, adolescent girls.