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Abstract

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SELF CARE PACKAGE ON KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE REGARDING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AMONG FINAL YEAR FEMALE STUDENTS OF A.V.K DEGREE COLLEGE AT HASSAN

Kalaivani D.*

ABSTRACT

Background: Adolescents are highly vulnerable group. Adolescents are not well informed about their health, sexuality or physical well being. Knowledge is incomplete and confusing regarding the issues of health and sexuality. The religious and traditional beliefs in the Indian setting create a barrier in communication of sexual issues between parents and children?s. Thus present study was carried out an Experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of self care package on knowledge and practice regarding reproductive health among the final year girls. Objectives: were to assess the level of knowledge and practice regarding reproductive health in study group, to evaluate the effectiveness of self care package by comparing the pre test and post test level of knowledge and practice regarding reproductive health in the study group, to correlate the knowledge and practice of reproductive health in the study group. Materials and Methods: The research approach was quantitative and research design pre - experimental design with one group pre-test & post test design. The study was conducted 50 samples selected by purposive sampling technique. Pre-test was done by questionnaire and observational checklist and the post test was done after 7days.Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in data analysis. Results: Overall pre-test mean knowledge score 14.88 and SD-4.61 and the pre-test mean practice score 5.52 and SD-1.55. “t” value of the knowledge score was 45.11 and practice 6.7. The total effectiveness of self care package in reproductive health on knowledge was 48.11%and practice was 43.9%.Correlation coefficient obtained 0.8. It states that the level of knowledge significantly positively correlated with the practice. There is no significant association between socio demographic variables. The knowledge and practice of adolescents regarding reproductive health was inadequate in pre-test and whereas the knowledge and practice was improved during the post-test. Self instruction module was effective in improving the knowledge and practice of adolescents regarding reproductive health. Conclusion: The present study proved that self care package was effective among the final year female students to increase knowledge and practice about the reproductive health.

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