Title: QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT
PUBERTY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AMONG SCHOOL GOING
ADOLESCENTS OF 10-14 YEARS AGE GROUP IN DISTRICT
Authors: Shubhangi Priyadarshini, Kalika Maheshwari, Dr. Alok Kumar, Prof. Sangeeta Kansal
1Shubhangi Priyadarshini, 2Kalika Maheshwari, 3Dr. Alok Kumar, 4Prof. Sangeeta Kansal 1. Research Scholar, Department of Community Medicine, IMS, BHU
2. MBBS(3rd Years), IMS, BHU 3. Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Institute of Science. 4. Department of Community Medicine, IMS, BHU
MLA 8 Priyadarshini, Shubhangi, et al. "QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PUBERTY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AMONG SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS OF 10-14 YEARS AGE GROUP IN DISTRICT VARANASI." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3887-3892, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=296. Accessed May 2019.
APA Priyadarshini, S., Maheshwari, K., Kumar, D., & Kansal, P. (2019, May). QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PUBERTY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AMONG SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS OF 10-14 YEARS AGE GROUP IN DISTRICT VARANASI. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3887-3892. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=296
Chicago Priyadarshini, Shubhangi, Kalika Maheshwari, Dr. Alok Kumar, and Prof. Sangeeta Kansal. "QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PUBERTY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AMONG SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS OF 10-14 YEARS AGE GROUP IN DISTRICT VARANASI." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3887-3892. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=296.
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Abstract: Adolescent age group constitutes 1/5th of the total population and it is a transition period of life.
It has been observed that there are certain misbeliefs and misconceptions regarding issues related
to adolescence. When pubescent children are not informed of the changes that take place at
puberty, it is traumatic to undergo these changes and may develop unfavourable attitudes
towards these changes.
Against this backdrop, the aim of the present study is to assess and compare the knowledge of
the changes during adolescence among boys and girls of 10-14 years of age in both rural and
Focus group discussions were conducted in urban area and rural area government schools, to
assess the knowledge of boys and girls. 2 FGDs were conducted on boys and 2 FGDs on girls out
of which 1 was conducted in a rural area and 1 in an urban area respectively. Each group
consisted of 11-15 boys and girls. The data was analysed by Nvivo software.
Findings show that most of the boys from both areas were aware of the changes during
adolescence but misbeliefs and misconceptions were more in boys from rural areas. Majority of
the boys from both the groups informed that the health workers do not conduct meetings for
improvement of adolescent health. On the contrary, only some girls were aware of the changes
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