Background of the study: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which occurs 7–14 days before the onset of menstruation and subsides with the commencement of menstrual flow, affects women during their reproductive age, and is associated with physical, psychological and behavioural changes. Objective of the study: To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping strategies among adolescent girls. Methodology: Pre-experimental design was selected in this study. Sample size was 100 adolescent girls whom were selected through convenient sampling technique. Knowledge questionnaire were constructed for assessing the knowledge and its coping strategies of the adolescent girls. Tools were validated and reliability was checked by test retest method. Data were collected through self-reporting questionnaire method. The collected data were analysed through descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: During pre-test an overwhelming majority of the subjects 90 (90%) were with inadequate knowledge and 10 (10%) with moderate knowledge. None of the subjects were having adequate knowledge. After administration of structured teaching programme 88% (88) of adolescence girls were having adequate knowledge, 12% (12) were having moderate knowledge and none of them belongs to inadequate knowledge category regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping strategies.
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Suman, Sathish Rajamani. A Study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding premenstrual syndrome and its coping strategies among adolescence girls of selected school of Ratia Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(1):107-112. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00028.8
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