A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Pubertal Changes and Menarche among Adolescent Girls Residing in A Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu
Keywords:Assess , Knowledge , pubertal changes, menarche and adolescent girls
A study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge on menarche and pubertal changes among
adolescent girls residing in a selected rural community. The objectives were to assess the level of knowledge
of adolescent girls among menarche and puberty, to find out the association between the level of knowledge
on menarche and puberty with selected variables like age, educational status, occupation, and income status .
The sampling technique is non probability convenient sampling technique with the sample of 50 adolescent
girls. A Questionnaire was formulated, and used to assess the level of knowledge. The collected data was
tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used.
The results were 11% adolescent girls were having adequate knowledge and 33% adolescent girls were
having moderately adequate knowledge and 6% of adolescent girls were having inadequate knowledge.
So, it shows that more teaching programme to be implement to promote knowledge and hygiene among the
adolescent girls. So such research studies will help to increase the knowledge level of the adolescent girls
leading to improvement in quality care thereby reducing the mortality rates of reproductive tract infections.