International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge regarding pubertal changes among school girls in selected schools at Nellore, A.P
Megilin Bose C, Latha P and Dr. Indira S
Background: Puberty refers to the maturational, hormonal, growth process that occurs when the reproductive organ begins to function and the secondary characteristic development. Puberty is the transitional period linking childhood to adulthood and involves physical, biological, psychosexual changes in girls. Young person attending school through senior high school at the age group of 9-12 years is called school age group. The exact period when a normal puberty begins is not defined, the end point is reproductive potential in a young girls.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge on pubertal changes.
Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge regarding pubertal changes among school girls. 2. To find out association between the level of knowledge and selected demographic variables of school girls regarding pubertal changes.
Methodology: 60 school girls studying at Rathnam Public School and Narayana Techno School, Nellore were selected by using probability simple random sampling technique method.
Results: Regarding level of knowledge among 60 school girls, 50 (83.33%) had inadequate knowledge, 10 (16.67%) had moderate knowledge and no one had adequate knowledge regarding pubertal changes.
Megilin Bose C, Latha P and Dr. Indira S. A study to assess the knowledge regarding pubertal changes among school girls in selected schools at Nellore, A.P. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing. 2020; 2(1): 04-06.