Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Knowledge on Prevention of Reproductive Tract Infection among Married Women Residing at Kalapet, Puducherry.



Address:   P. Santhi
Vinayaka Mission’s College of Nursing, Karaikal.
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ABSTRACT:
Reproductive tract infection is the hidden problem in the community and may leads to physical, psychological and social consequences among the life of married women. This study aimed to assess the knowledge on prevention of reproductive tract infection among married women in order to provide health education to prevent the occurrence of reproductive tract infection among married women. A descriptive study was carried out for this study. Out of 1050 married women, 300 married women were selected from the survey list by systemic random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire with interview schedule was used to collect the information from the selected married women. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Results: The present study revealed that the overall adequate knowledge (11.67 %) on prevention of reproductive tract infection among married women was very less. It also revealed that there was a significant relationship between the knowledge on prevention of reproductive tract infection with the selected demographic variables such as educational level (?2 = 19.39), occupation (?2 = 20.97), monthly family income of the married women (?2 = 13.91) and the age at the marriage of the subjects (?2 = 13.81). This study shows that a need to plan and implement health teaching programme to impart adequate knowledge among married women to prevent RTI.
KEYWORDS:
Knowledge, Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI), Married women
Cite:
P. Santhi. Knowledge on Prevention of Reproductive Tract Infection among Married Women Residing at Kalapet, Puducherry. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 1(2): April-June 2011; Page 60-63.
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