ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE REGARDING MENSTRUAL HYGIENE AMONG NURSING ASSISTANT

Prof. Dr. KalaBarathi S, Ms. Nivedha. C

Abstract


Menstrual is periodical or monthly regular discharge of blood through the vagina. Every year approximately 10 % of women worldwide are exposed to genital infections including urinary tract infections and bacterial vaginosis, and 75 % of women have a history of RTI. Objectives of the study are to assess the demographic variables of nursing assistant, to assess the knowledge on menstrual hygiene among nursing assistant and to associate knowledge and practice on menstrual hygiene with selected demographic variables of people in study group. A cross sectional descriptive design was adopted for the study. Purposive sampling method was used to select the samples. A total of 60 nursing assistant participated in the study. Data was gathered with multiple choice questions. The data was collected, organized and analyzed in term of descriptive statistics. The finding of the present study reveals that the knowledge and practice regarding the menstrual hygiene was as follows. In this 6(10%) have inadequate knowledge, 43(72%) have moderate knowledge and 11(18%) have adequate knowledge. The mean and standard deviation of the study were as follows 12.48 and 2.41.There is a need to provide education and equipment among them with skills regarding safe and hygienic practices and to make appropriate choices so as to enable them to lead a healthy reproductive life and prevent the risk for reproductive tract infection



Keywords


Assess, Knowledge and Practice, Menstrual Hygiene.

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