International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in selected school at Vaniyamkulam
Rejina PF, Tamilselvi P, Akhila A, Anju Babu, Gopika K, Liba cherian, Muhammed Arshed KT, Praveena Paul, Shalu Varghese, Sumi KS, Ummu Salma and Vani VV
A 2014 report by the NGO Dasra titled Spot On! Found that nearly 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities, which include availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. The report also came up with some startling numbers. 70 per cent of mothers with menstruating daughters considered menstruation as dirty and 71 per cent adolescent girls remained unaware of menstruation till menarche. A 2014 UNICEF report pointed out that in Tamil Nadu, 79 per cent girls and women were unaware of menstrual hygiene practices. The percentage was 66% in Uttar Pradesh, 56% in Rajasthan and 51% in West Bengal. The study was to find the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on menstrual hygiene. Pre experiment one group pretest posttest method was used in this study. This study was conducted in a selected school at Vaniyamkulam, on a total of 30 adolescent girls who meet the inclusive and exclusive criteria of the study. Data were collected by using a structured knowledge questionnaire regarding menstrual hygiene. The analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that the mean post test knowledge score obtained (O2 = 19.93) was higher than the mean pre test knowledge score (O1 = 11.06). This showed that structured teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding menstrual hygiene.