International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part D (2016)
A study to assess the prevalence and risk factors of bacterial vaginosis among the BSC nursing students of Shree balaji college of nursing Chromepet, Chennai
V Hemavathy, Sathyalatha Sarathi, Thounaojam Nganthoi Chanu
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most commonly reported microbiological syndrome among women of childbearing age. BV is characterized by a shift in the vaginal flora from the dominant Lactobacillus to a polymicrobial flora. Descriptive Research approach was used to assess the prevalence and risk factors of bacterial vaginosis. Evaluative research approach was used to assess the effectiveness of Educational Intervention package regarding bacterial vaginosis. Pre-experimental one group pre- test post- test design was adopted in the study. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 students from the Sree Balaji College of Nursing. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the pre-test and post -test level of knowledge regarding bacterial vaginosis among nursing students. In pre-test level of knowledge of the students 17(56.7%) had moderate adequate knowledge, 11(36.6%) had inadequate knowledge and 2(6.7%) had adequate knowledge. After giving planned educational intervention, the post -test knowledge score was majority of the students 20 (66.67%) gained moderate adequate knowledge, 9(30%) gained adequate knowledge and 1(33.3%) gained inadequate knowledge. The comparison of mean, standard deviation of pre-test and post-test knowledge and paired ‘t’ test value among knowledge regarding bacterial vaginosis shows that the pre-test mean score is 4.9 and the post- test mean score is 6.53. The obtained paired ‘t’ test value is 7.14 which is statistically significant at P <0.001.
How to cite this article:
V Hemavathy, Sathyalatha Sarathi, Thounaojam Nganthoi Chanu. A study to assess the prevalence and risk factors of bacterial vaginosis among the BSC nursing students of Shree balaji college of nursing Chromepet, Chennai. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(4): 257-258.