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EFFECTIVENESS OF PLANNED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON HOME REMEDIES OF DYSMENORRHEA

*Gayathri K. V.

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Background of the study: Dysmenorrhea is a cramp like, dull, throbbing pain in the lower abdomen, occurs just before or during menustration. Dysmenorrhea is associated with prolonged and heavier than normal menstrual flow, low body weight, body mass index, inadequate physical exercise, genetic predisposition, active and passive cigarette smoking, low socioeconomic status, diet, stress and mental illness. Studies around world had showed that a range between 20% to 90% womens suffers from dysmenorrhea.[1] Objectives: assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on home remedies of dysmenorrhea and find association between demographic variables with pretest knowledge scores. Material and methods: pre- experimental, single group without control group design was selected to conduct the study. 50 samples were selected by simple random technique at sri devaraj Urs College of nursing. Data was collected using structured knowledge questionnaire, after collecting data planned teaching on home remedies of dysmenorrhea was conducted and post test was done after 15 days of pretest. Results: in pretest all 50(100%) had inadequate knowledge on home remedies of dysmenorrhea. In post test, majority 29(58%) had moderate knowledge, 11(22%) had adequate knowledge. Paired‘t’ test value (10.30) showed that there was significant change in knowledge level after planned teaching programme and there was no association between knowledge and selected demographic variables. Conclusion: Providing health talk programmes is an ideal method to bring about awareness regarding the home redemies on dysmenorrhea which further can help adolescent girls to improve their reproductive health.

Keywords: Planned teaching programmes, dysmenorrhea, adolescent girls, menustration, menustral problems, home remedies.


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