Bachelor of Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

CHAPTER III

METHODOLOGY

The present study was designed to find out the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding the care during menstruation.  This chapter includes research approach and design, setting of the study.   Population sampling technique, sample, sample size, criteri for sample selection, variables, development of tool. Deseriptions of tool

RESEARCH APPROACH AND DESICON

Descriptive approach and design is considered appropriate to assess the knowledge regarding the care during menstruatin among adolescent girls in penumur village

SETTING OF THE STUDY

This Study was Carried out in penumur village.  The setting was selected on the basis of feasibility, in terms of cooperation offered by the adolesect girls

POPULATION

The Population was adolescent girls who were living in penumur village.

SAMPLING TECHNIQUE

Non probability convenient samling technique was adopted

 SAMPLE

Adolescent girls who are all living in penumur village.  Who met the inclusive criteria.

SAMPLE SIZE

Sample size was so adolescent girls in penumur village.

INCLUSIVE CRITERIA

Girls who belongs to the age group of 12-18 years.

Girls who speak, read or understand Telugu, Tamil or English.

Girls who are residing at penumur village

EXCLUSIVE CRITERIA

Grils who are having any upper and lower genital tract disease or pelric inflanmatory diseise

DESCRIPTION OF TOOL

The instrument used for the study consist of 2 section.  They are descibed below

Section A: Demographic data

Section B: Knowledge regarding the care during menstruation

Section A

Demographic data consist of age, ageat menarche education, marital status, family income.

Section B

Assessment of knowledge was done using multiple choice question prepared by the in restigator.  It consist of 20 questions related to knowledge on care during menstruation with total score of 20.

SCORE INTERPRETATION

Knowledge regarding the care during menstruation consist of 20 questions.  Every correct answer was given a score of ‘one’ and wrong answer was scored as Zero.  The total score was 20.

Percentage =  X100

75-100% – Adequate

74-50% – Moderate

<50% – Inadequate

PILOT STUDY

The pilot Study was conducted for 3 day among adolecent girls at penumur village A sample of 3 adolescent girls who met the inclusion interia were selected bynon probability conventent sampling method. Was used to test the reliability and it was 0.74 Durring the Pilot study, practicatility and feasibility of the instrument was cheked. No difficultis were faced by the investigater.

DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURE

Date collection procedure was started on Oct 6 completed on Oct 12.  The study was conducted for for a period of 1 week.  Adolescent girls residing at penumur village were selected as population for the study.

30 Samples were seleted by using non probabilityconvenient sampling method. It was collected through structored interview method.  The interview was conducted on individual basis, each girl look about 10-15 mil mts to answer the question.  The assessment of knowledge level was done for 30 adolescent girls.

PLAN FOR DATA ANALYSIS

The data obtained were analysed by using descriptive statistics.

DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS

Frequency and percentage distribution was used to analyse the demographic varables and the knowledge level regarding the care during menstruation.

Mean and standard deriation was used to assess the knowledge level

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