Soumya Pankaj, Shereen Thomas, Ancy Jose, Angelchintu J, Litty Stephen, Susy Mary Thomas
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Soumya Pankaj1, Shereen Thomas2, Ancy Jose3, Angelchintu J2, Litty Stephen2, Susy Mary Thomas1
1Lecturer, A Departmental Study of Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Holy Cross College of Nursing, Kottiyam, Kollam.
2Assistant Professor, A Departmental Study of Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Holy Cross College of Nursing, Kottiyam, Kollam.
3Associate Professor, A Departmental Study of Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Holy Cross College of Nursing, Kottiyam, Kollam.
Volume - 12,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2022
Introduction: Dysmenorrhea is the painful menstruation of sufficient magnitude as to incapacitate day to day activities. Food customs are speculated to not only influence the present lifestyle but also to induce gynecological disorders such as dysmenorrhea and irregular menstruation daily eating habits of the women significantly affect reproductive changes. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the correlation between the practice of diet on dysmenorrhea and occurrence of dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls in a selected nursing college at Kollam. Methodology: Quantitative approach with correlational research study undertaken in Holy Cross College of Nursing, Kollam. Non probability purposive sampling was used as sampling technique. The samples consist of 60 adolescent girls. The self-prepared and content validated structured questionnaire, checklist and WaLLIDD Score were used for the data collection. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The results showed that among 60 adolescent girls, 40% (24) have adequate knowledge and 60% (36) have moderate knowledge. In case of practice of diet on dysmenorrhea, 22(36.7%) has good practice and 38(63.3%) have poor practice. Karl Pearson co-efficient of correlation r =-0.107 shows that the practice of diet on dysmenorrhea was negatively correlated with occurrence of dysmenorrhea. At 0.05 level of significance, there is no association between knowledge on dysmenorrhea and selected sociodemographic variable. Conclusion: The study outcome revealed that the practice of diet on dysmenorrhea was inversely proportional to the occurrence of dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls.
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Soumya Pankaj, Shereen Thomas, Ancy Jose, Angelchintu J, Litty Stephen, Susy Mary Thomas. A Correlational Study to assess the knowledge and practice of diet on Dysmenorrhea and occurrence of Dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls in a selected nursing college at Kollam. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 12(3):307-2. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2022.00064
Soumya Pankaj, Shereen Thomas, Ancy Jose, Angelchintu J, Litty Stephen, Susy Mary Thomas. A Correlational Study to assess the knowledge and practice of diet on Dysmenorrhea and occurrence of Dysmenorrhea among adolescent girls in a selected nursing college at Kollam. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 12(3):307-2. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2022.00064 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-12-3-10
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