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A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Tanuja Semwal, Mugdha Sharma.

Abstract
Background: Genitourinary tract infection is the reproductive infections which are mostly affected the adolescent age groups girls. They are mostly vulnerable for reproductive growth and development. Hence, every adolescent as well as parents need to increased knowledge and good practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection. Every child was closed with family especially adolescent girls are share problem or issues to her mother. It is necessary the mother provide the comfort to the adolescent girls because girls or mother both are play a main role to reduce the risk of urinary infection with the help of good life style, nutrition, and personal hygiene.

Objectives: The objective of the study was to estimate the occurrence and assess the knowledge with identify the practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive (non-experimental) research approach was adopted for the study. A total of 469 house adolescent houses were considered for the data collection, of which 230 samples were found and taken for the study. Total enumerate sampling technique was used for the study, demographic data, structured questioners, and self-reported practice check list and was prepared as a tool for collecting data. The sample was interviewed and observed occurrence, knowledge, and practice. The investigator observed that the adolescent girls give less importance to menstrual hygiene.

Results: The statically finding shows that the overall mean awareness score of the study participants was 12.29 4.26. Percentage distribution of knowledge level shows that majority (90%) of adolescents had moderately adequate knowledge and 5.6% of them had inadequate knowledge, whereas only 4.3% of adolescents had adequate knowledge on prevention of urinary tract infection.

Conclusion: The study finding ensure that there is a great need for adolescent to maintain good menstrual hygiene, parents should encourage their children to maintain good hygiene during menstrual period and maintain personal care, frequently check-up and early deduction is needed to prevent any types of infection related to reproductive system. This study may help to develop healthy information and awareness of the avoidance of urinary tract infection among teenage girls.

Key words: Adolescent Girls; Genitourinary Tract Infection; Menstrual Hygiene


 
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Semwal T, Sharma M. A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2020; 9(9): 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020


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Semwal T, Sharma M. A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2020; 9(9): 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020



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Semwal T, Sharma M. A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2020), [cited November 01, 2020]; 9(9): 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020



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Semwal, T. & Sharma, . M. (2020) A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 9 (9), 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020



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Semwal, Tanuja, and Mugdha Sharma. 2020. A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 9 (9), 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020



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Semwal, Tanuja, and Mugdha Sharma. "A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 9 (2020), 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020



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Semwal, Tanuja, and Mugdha Sharma. "A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 9.9 (2020), 521-528. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020



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Semwal, T. & Sharma, . M. (2020) A study to estimate the occurrence, knowledge, practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection among adolescent girls in selected community areas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 9 (9), 521-528. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.09153202023092020





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