B. Aruna Jyothi
- M.Sc. Student, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Mamata College of Nursing, Khammam, Telangana, India
- Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Mamata College of Nursing, Khammam, Telangana, India
A descriptive research study was conducted at selected junior colleges at Khammam among adolescent girls who were in the age group of 18–19 years. Simple random sampling technique was adopted to select the sample. Data was collected with structured questionnaire, it included socio-demographic data, knowledge questionnaire, and attitude rating scale. The reliability of the tool was (r)=0.96. Conceptual framework adopted for the study was Pender’s health promotion model. The results revealed that out of 40 adolescent girls, majority of them (20 (50%)) had moderately adequate knowledge and 20 (50%) had adequate knowledge and none of them had inadequate knowledge; for attitude, majority of adolescent girls (40 (100%)) had favourable attitude and none of them had unfavourable and moderately favourable attitude. There is no significant association between knowledge and attitude scores with their selected socio-demographic variables. The study concluded that there is a need to create awareness among adolescent girls regarding teenage pregnancy and its problems.
Keywords: Adolescent girls, attitude, knowledge, motherhood, teenage pregnancy
[This article belongs to International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing(ijopnn)]
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|Received||August 26, 2021|
|Accepted||October 1, 2021|
|Published||January 5, 2022|