A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Pubertal Changes and Menarche among Adolescent Girls Residing in A Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu

Authors

  • Jyothish Lal Prasad1 , Abishek, Aishwariya1 , Ananthi, Cyril Cherian1 , Reshma Banu1 , L. Lakshmi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1376

Keywords:

Assess , Knowledge , pubertal changes, menarche and adolescent girls

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Jyothish Lal Prasad1 , Abishek, Aishwariya1 , Ananthi, Cyril Cherian1 , Reshma Banu1 , L. Lakshmi2

1IV year B.Sc Nursing Students, DR. L. Lakshmi, Professor, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of

Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram dist, Tamilnadu, 2Dean, Sathyabama College of Nursing,

Sathyabama Institute of Science & technology, Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi salai, Semmanchery, Kanchipuram

District

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Jyothish Lal Prasad1 , Abishek, Aishwariya1 , Ananthi, Cyril Cherian1 , Reshma Banu1 , L. Lakshmi2. (2020). A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Pubertal Changes and Menarche among Adolescent Girls Residing in A Selected Rural Community, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 102-104. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1376