Lecturer, Psychiatric Nursing, Regional College of Nursing, Guwahati, India
*Corresponding Author: Kalpana Nath, Lecturer, Psychiatric Nursing, Regional College of Nursing, Guwahati, India.
Received: October 05, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021
Introduction: Adolescents, often termed the “generation of hope”, play a vital role in the health status of any country. Evidence from both developed and developing countries shows the importance of sexual reproductive education programs in preparing them for their transition to adulthood.
Methodology: A descriptive survey type of study was undertaken to assess the knowledge and attitude on reproductive health among 45 numbers of high school girls in Anand Academy located at Dispur, Assam using a structured questionnaire including socio-demographic characteristics and 30 items for assessing knowledge and a 10 items likert scale to assess attitude towards reproductive health.
Main findings: Among the 45 subjects, 86.66% girls have moderate level of knowledge and rest 13.44% have low level of knowledge, 60% have favourable and 40% have neutral attitude towards reproductive health. Positive association was found between sociodemographic variables and knowledge and attitude. Knowledge and attitude scores were found to be positively correlated.
Conclusion: Present study is limited only to the assessment of knowledge and attitude among only 45 high school girls of one school. Further, studies can be taken up with larger sample.
Keywords: Reproductive Health; Adolescent Girls; Knowledge; Attitude
Citation: Kalpana Nath. “A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude on Reproductive Health Among High School Girls in a Selected High School of Guwahati, Assam”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.2 (2021): 23-29.
Copyright: © 2021 Kalpana Nath. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.