The Impact of Pharmacist Mediated Education on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Rural Adolescent Girls Towards Menstrual Hygiene

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Authors

  • THAKUR MEGHA Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vikas College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayanigudem, Suryapet.
  • RAMESH ADEPU Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vikas College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayanigudem, Suryapet. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8697-7001
  • GUNDU AKHILA Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vikas College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayanigudem, Suryapet.
  • CHERIPALLY SANDHYA Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vikas College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayanigudem, Suryapet.
  • MOUNIKA D Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vikas College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayanigudem, Suryapet.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22159/ajpcr.2022.v15i4.44235

Keywords:

Menstrual hygiene, Menarche, Rural adolescent girls, Knowledge, attitude, practice

Abstract

A prospective interventional study is conducted to study the influence of pharmacist-provided education on knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of school-going adolescent girls towards menstrual hygiene practices in rural Suryapet, Telangana. After obtaining permission from the school, adolescent girls meeting the study criteria were included in the study. A 13 item KAP questionnaire was designed, validated, and administered to girls. A structured education was given about menstrual hygiene management to them. Post-education, the KAP questionnaire was readministered and results were analyzed. A total of 206 students were enrolled in the study, and 90(43.0%) students were in the age group of 14. Knowledge about menstruation was 27.18% in pretest and it was 94.68% after posttest showing a significant (p < 0.01) improvement. After the education, the respondents have changed their opinion from “menstruation as a curse from God” (63.59%) to “as a natural process (95.63%). Mother was named as the main information source about menstruation, followed by teachers and friends. Post-education increased the attitude of maintaining regular genital hygiene from 86.40% to 96.60%. Proper discard of menstrual waste to refuse bin increased from 54.85% to 95.15% indicating the overall improvement in knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls.

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Published

14-03-2022

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MEGHA, T., R. ADEPU, G. AKHILA, C. SANDHYA, and M. D. “The Impact of Pharmacist Mediated Education on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Rural Adolescent Girls Towards Menstrual Hygiene: Nil”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 15, no. 4, Mar. 2022, pp. 87-89, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2022.v15i4.44235.

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