Author(s): Ashitha Aravindhakshan, Anu K. Babu, Ann Wilson, Blessy Varghese, Josiya Jose, Deena Joy, Riya Reji, Snehamol K. F., Justy Joy, Reena Vincent, Angela Gnanadurai

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DOI: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00072.4   

Address: Ashitha Aravindhakshan1*, Anu K. Babu1*, Ann Wilson1*, Blessy Varghese1*, Josiya Jose1*, Deena Joy1*, Riya Reji1*, Snehamol K. F. 1*, Mrs. Justy Joy2, Mrs. Reena Vincent3, Dr. Angela Gnanadurai4
1III year BSC (N) students, Jubilee Mission College of nursing, Thrissur.
2Asst.Professor, Jubilee Mission College of nursing, Thrissur.
3Professor, Jubilee Mission College of nursing, Thrissur.
4Professor, Jubilee Mission College of nursing, Thrissur.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2020


ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Adolescence is a highly dynamic period characterized by rapid growth and development. Adolescent girls have limited knowledge about menstruation and its hygiene. The importance of the parent’s role in the education of adolescent regarding puberty sanitation, the knowledge of mothers regarding puberty and its health issue is very important. Objective: The main objective of the study was to compare the level of knowledge regarding preparation of girl among mothers before and after structured teaching programme and to associate the pretest level of knowledge of mothers on preparation of girl for menarche with selected socio demographic and clinical data variables. Methodology: Pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used. 30 mothers of girl was selected by using Convenience sampling. Pre-test in seven domains (Anatomy of female reproductive system, menarche and physiological changes, menstrual hygiene, nutritional aspects, home remedies for reducing pain, emotional support and complication of poor menstrual hygiene) was conducted followed by a structured teaching programme given on preparation of girl for menarche. Post test was conducted after 4 days the data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results and interpretation: The socio demographic and clinical variables reveals that 18(60%) of mothers belongs to the age group 30-39yrs, 18 (60%) mothers have high school education and 24 (80%) mothers were housewives. It was found that 23(76%) mothers live in joint family and 23(76%) have only one girl child. In the pre-test 14 (46.6%) had moderate level of knowledge, 16(53.3%) had inadequate level of knowledge and none of them had adequate level of knowledge. In the post-test 27(90%) of mothers had adequate level of knowledge, 3(10%) had moderate level of knowledge and none of them under the category of inadequate level of knowledge. The post-test mean knowledge scores are higher than the pre-test means knowledge scores on all domains. The calculated t value of 21.63 was found to be statistically significant (p < 0.001). There is no significant association between the pre-test level of knowledge score of mothers on preparation of girl for menarche with selected socio demographic and clinical data variables. Conclusion: The study concluded that the structured teaching programme was an effective method to bring significant improvement in the level of knowledge among mothers for the preparation of their girl for menarche in all seven domains.


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Ashitha Aravindhakshan, Anu K. Babu, Ann Wilson, Blessy Varghese, Josiya Jose, Deena Joy, Riya Reji, Snehamol K. F., Justy Joy, Reena Vincent, Angela Gnanadurai. Effect of structured teaching programme on level of knowledge on preparation of girl for menarche among mothers in selected urban area, Thrissur. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2020; 8(4):326-330. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00072.4


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