Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME AND ITS MANAGEMENT AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN KERALA WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATION BOOKLET

Akhila R., *Aksa Balaram, Aleena Bernard, Alphonsa Jiji, Ancy A. and Sheeja S.

ABSTRACT

The research project undertaken was “A study to assess the knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome and its management among adolescent girls in Kerala’’. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome and its management among adolescent in Kerala, to find out the association between the knowledge regarding and selected demographic variables such as age, education, religion, type of family, age of attainment of puberty, duration of menstrual period, measures adopted to reduce premenstrual syndrome, family history of menstrual problem, dietary pattern. Non experimental design (descriptive study) was adopted for this study. The study was conducted among 100 adolescent girls in Kerala. In order to assess the knowledge of premenstrual syndrome and its management the study sample was selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tool used for the data collection consisted of demographic Performa and structured questionnaire. The result showed that 17% of adolescent girls have good knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome and its management, 41% have average knowledge and 42% have poor knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome and its management. In this study there is association found between knowledge and demographic variables such as age, measures adopted to reduce premenstrual syndrome, family history of menstrual problems. There is no association between knowledge and other demographic variables like education, religion, type of family, age of attainment of puberty, duration of menstrual period and dietary pattern. Based on the findings the investigator has drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing pattern, nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Assess, knowledge, premenstrual syndrome, adolescent girls, information booklet and management.


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