Worldwide the sexually transmitted diseases continue to be a major health problem. The sexually transmitted diseases are exercising a very adverse effect on human population and most of these diseases are caused due to ignorance. For prevention it is essential that people know how these diseases occur and how to prevent them. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and attitudes regarding the common sexually transmitted diseases among urban and rural married women, to compare the knowledge and attitudes of urban and rural married women regarding the common sexually transmitted diseases, to find out association between knowledge and attitudes regarding the common sexually transmitted diseases and selected demographic variables, to develop information booklet regarding the common sexually transmitted diseases. The study was conducted on a sample of 250 (125 urban and 125 rural) married women of Rukmini nagar and Vantamuri village of Belgaum District, using purposive sampling technique. In the present study descriptive comparative survey design was adopted. Data were collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire and Likert’s 5 point attitude scale. The obtained data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics like frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, unpaired “t” test and chi square. The findings of the study showed that the knowledge and attitude of urban married women regarding the common sexually transmitted diseases were greater than that of rural married women.
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Sangeeta N. Kharde . A Comparative Study on the Knowledge and Attitudes Related to the Most Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Married Women at Low Resource Settings. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(2): April- June, 2015; Page 116-118.