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Prevention and Management of PCOS among the Female Health Workers

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  • ®      Objective: The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding prevention and management of PCOS among the female health workers of selected PHC of Waghodia taluka.
  • ®      Setting: The study is conducted at selected PHC of Waghodia taluka, Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • ®      Design: A pre-experimental one group pretest posttest design was used.
  • ®      Sampling technique: The samples of this study are selected by using non probability convenient sampling technique.
  • ®      Sample: The sample for the present study comprises of 60 female health workers of selected PHC of Waghodia taluka.
  • ®      Tools for data collection: The structured questionnaire was used as an instrument to measure the level of knowledge regarding prevention and management of PCOS among female health workers.
  • ®      Findings & Results: The findings of pre-test data showed that 11.66% of female health workers had adequate knowledge, 45% were having moderately adequate knowledge while 43.33% had inadequate knowledge. Findings of post-test data show that 78.33% of the respondents possess adequate knowledge as compared to 21.66% of the respondent noticed with moderately adequate knowledge. Finally, its shows that 78.33% has gained knowledge and raised to adequate. The mean post-test knowledge score (23.05) also was higher than the mean pre-test score (11.90).The comparison of pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of female health workers shows the obtained ‘t’ value 19.73 is greater than the table value at 0.05 (2.00) level of significance. Therefore “t” value is found to be significant indicating that there is a significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge of female health workers. Chi-square test was calculated to find out the association between the demographic variables and the level of knowledge regarding prevention and management of PCOS among female health workers of selected PHC of Waghodia taluka. The findings indicates that all the variables such as Age (χ2= 1.58), Monthly Income (χ2= 2.76), Religion (χ2= 1.24), Number of Children (χ2= 6.95) were found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance. Thus it can be interpreted that there is a significant association between pre-test level of knowledge among female health workers with their selected socio-demographic variables such as Age, Monthly Income, Religion, and Number of children.
  • ®      Conclusion: So we can conclude that the planned teaching program on prevention and management of PCOS has shown its impact as there is a remarkable increase in the knowledge of female health workers regarding prevention and management of PCOS after providing the planned teaching program.

 

 

 


Keywords

Assess, effectiveness, planned teaching program, knowledge, prevention, PCOS

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