Assessment of effect of family life education on the knowledge about reproductive health among adolescent girls in schools located in urban area


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Author Details : Rupali N Baviskar*, Niteen N Abhivant, Malagori A Parande, Muralidhar P Tambe, Namrata D Mule

Volume : 8, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 227-231

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijfcm.2021.046



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Abstract

Context: Adolescence is a transitional period between childhood and adulthood it is a prime time for health promotion. Among adolescents, girls constitute a more vulnerable group. Family life education has due importance in adolescent stage of life to make them aware about reproductive health issues.
Aim: To assess change in knowledge about reproductive health among adolescent girls after family life education intervention.
This is a descriptive longitudinal study was conducted over the period of 18 months conducted on 150 girls.
Materials and Methods: Semi structured questionnaire was used as tool to assess knowledge score of pre and post-test. Family life education intervention was given. Pre and post intervention scores were analyzed.
Statistical Analysis: All responses were tabulated by using Microsoft-Excel 2010 Software. Change in knowledge about reproductive health after intervention was assessed by using Mc-Nemar test.
Significant improvement in knowledge about all components of Reproductive health after intervention was seen. In pre intervention 37(25.30%) participants had good knowledge score and its number significantly increased to 143(95.3%) after intervention.
Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that Family life education can improve knowledge about various components of reproductive health in adolescent girls. Such educational programs must be given due importance.
Key Messages: Family life education improves knowledge about reproductive health.
 

Keywords: Adolescents, Reproductive health, Family life education, Menstruation.


How to cite : Baviskar R N, Abhivant N N, Parande M A, Tambe M P, Mule N D, Assessment of effect of family life education on the knowledge about reproductive health among adolescent girls in schools located in urban area. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2021;8(4):227-231


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Article History

Received : 30-10-2021

Accepted : 29-11-2021

Available online : 20-12-2021


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