International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part G (2018)
Effectiveness of an information booklet on prevention of human papilloma virus infection among adolescent girls
Human Papilloma Virus infection is a group of viruses that is common throughout the world HPV is one of the causative agents in the sexually transmitted infection (STIs) in women HPV is transmitted through sexual contact and is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. HPV is a well established causative factor for of cervical cancers around the world.
Purpose of the study was to assess of the effectiveness of information booklet on prevention of Human Papilloma Virus infection among adolescent girls from selected junior colleges of Pune city.
Material and Method: A Quasi-experimental Pre test – post test control group design and Non probability Purposive Sampling method was used. The tool consisted of section I (demographic data), and section II structured knowledge questionnaire to assess the knowledge on prevention of Human Papilloma Virus infection.
Result: Out of 200 participants, majority of adolescent girls 52% were in the age group of 15-16 years (73%) were studying in 11th standard, majority of the participants i.e. 57% were science student and not a single student had previous information about HPV infection. Post- test statistical analysis was done using the test-t, t- value was 46.99 with 197 degrees of freedom corresponding p-value was 0.000 is <0.05 level of significance. The t- test result revealed that there is significant difference between the two means of post test knowledge scores in both the group experimental and control. Showed significant effectiveness of information booklet in improving the knowledge regarding prevention of Human Papilloma Virus infection among adolescent girls.
Conclusion: The analysis reveals that information booklet was helpful to improve the knowledge regarding prevention of Human Papilloma virus infection among adolescent girls.
How to cite this article:
Sangeeta Pal, Supriya Pottal Ray. Effectiveness of an information booklet on prevention of human papilloma virus infection among adolescent girls. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):429-433.