A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PLANNED TEACHING PROGRAM ON THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING MENARCHE AMONG PRE-PUBERTAL GIRLS AT SELECTED HIGH SCHOOLS IN URBAN AREA AT UDAIPUR
Objective: Menarche is the culmination of a series of physiological and anatomical process of puberty such as secretion of estrogen by ovaries in response to pituitary hormones. When menarche occurs, it confirms that the girl has had a gradual estrogen induced growth of uterus, the fluctuations of hormone levels can result in changes of adequacy of blood supply to the parts of the endometrium.
Methods: The method adopted for the present study was evaluative approach. In this study, samples were drawn using non-probability convenient sampling method.
Results: The result showed that the calculated value is greater than the table value at 0.05 levels. Hence, the research hypothesis (H1) is accepted that there is a significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge score. With regard to the knowledge assessment, the mean pre-test score was 11.33 and mean post-test score 18.81. The paired value of pre-test and post-test score was 7.48. This indicated that the planned teaching program (PTP) was effective.
Conclusion: Further, effectiveness of PTP was tested by inferential statistics using the paired “t”-test. A significant difference was found between pre-and post-test knowledge scores of respondents indicating significant increase in knowledge after PTP. Hence, research hypothesis H1 was accepted and PTP was found to be effective in improving the knowledge of pre-pubertal girls regarding menarche.
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