Author(s): Siji C.S, Jincy M.P, Aiswarya.R, Anagha P.A, Anjaly Anil, Anju V.S, Annmary Antony, Roshni Roy, Shilpa Selvan

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DOI: 10.52711/2349-2988.2022.00023   

Address: Siji C.S1, Jincy M.P2, Aiswarya.R3, Anagha P.A3, Anjaly Anil3, Anju V.S3, Annmary Antony3, Roshni Roy3, Shilpa Selvan3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala.
2Associate Professor, HOD of Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala.
3Final Year BSc Nursing Students, Aswini College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala.
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Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2022


ABSTRACT:
A menstrual cup is a device that is inserted into the vagina during menstruation. Menstrual cups have been available for decades, but there use in India is limited because of lack of awareness and popularity of sanitary pads. Since they are reusable, they reduce solid waste and are environment friendly. The need of the hour is education, awareness, and availability of the eco-friendly practices when it comes to managing menstrual waste effectively. Once it is taken care of, it will be easy for anyone to make a green switch. Hence, the study was undertaken to assess the level of knowledge and attitude on menstrual cup among adolescent girls in selected schools. Thrissur. The objectives of the study were, to assess the level of knowledge and attitude on menstrual cup among adolescent girls and to associate the level of knowledge and attitude on menstrual cup among the samples with their selected demographic variables. The design of the study was descriptive and was conducted among 50 adolescent girls from St. Sebastian School, Nellikkunnu, Thrissur. The samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire regarding menstrual cup. The result showed that 2 (4%) samples had inadequate knowledge, 43 (86%) had moderate knowledge and 5 (10%) had adequate knowledge. There was no significant association between the level of knowledge regarding menstrual cup among adolescent girls with their selected demographic variables. The study also revealed that 6 (12%) had fair attitude, 43 (86%) had good attitude, 1 (2%) had excellent attitude and none of them had poor attitude on menstrual cup. There was significant association between the attitude on menstrual cup with their selected demographic variables such as age in years, area of residence and educational status of mother. The study concluded that, majority of the adolescent girls had moderate knowledge and fair attitude on menstrual cup.


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Siji C.S, Jincy M.P, Aiswarya.R, Anagha P.A, Anjaly Anil, Anju V.S, Annmary Antony, Roshni Roy, Shilpa Selvan. A Quantitative Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude on Menstrual Cup Among Adolescent Girls in Selected School, Thrissur. Research Journal of Science and Technology. 2022; 14(3):139-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2988.2022.00023

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Siji C.S, Jincy M.P, Aiswarya.R, Anagha P.A, Anjaly Anil, Anju V.S, Annmary Antony, Roshni Roy, Shilpa Selvan. A Quantitative Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude on Menstrual Cup Among Adolescent Girls in Selected School, Thrissur. Research Journal of Science and Technology. 2022; 14(3):139-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2988.2022.00023   Available on: https://rjstonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-14-3-1


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