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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effectiveness of Information Education Communication Package on knowledge regarding Dysmenorrhea Among Adolescent Girls in selected schools at Puducherry

Ms. Sharisadan, rof. M. Annie Annal M, Mrs. Poongodi V

Keywords : Assess, Information Education Communication (IEC) Package, Management of Dysmenorrhea, Knowledge, Adolescent girls

Citation Information : MS, M RM, V MP. Effectiveness of Information Education Communication Package on knowledge regarding Dysmenorrhea Among Adolescent Girls in selected schools at Puducherry. 2018; 11 (2):27-31.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-2-27

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on management of dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls during pre-test, to assess the effectiveness of information education communication package on knowledge regarding management of dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls during post-test, to find the association between the knowledge on management of dysmenorrhea and selected demographic variables. Methods: quasi experimental research design was adopted for the study. Result: the study findings revealed that 42(70%) of the adolescent girls had inadequate knowledge, 18(30%) had moderately adequate knowledge and none of the adolescent girls had adequate knowledge during pre-test. In the post- test, greater strength of the adolescent girls 37(61%) had adequate knowledge, 23(39%) had moderately adequate knowledge and none of the adolescent girls had inadequate knowledge. Conclusion: from this study it was clearly proved that proper information education communication package on management of dysmenorrheal will surely improve the knowledge level of the adolescent girls.


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