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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part D (2022)

A comparative study to assess the level of knowledge regarding complications of teenage pregnancy among mothers of girl child at selected rural & urban areas of district Kangra Himachal Pradesh

Author(s)
Sonali
Abstract
Background: Teenage pregnancy means females between the age of12-19 years who engage in sexual activity and become pregnant either intentionally or unintentionally. Adolescents challenges is that Teenage pregnancy, the major problem needed to be actively managed by term for the rest of their life. Pregnancy in every young women is generally considered to be a high risk event, because teenage girls are psychologically and physically immature for reproduction.Methodology: A quantitative research approach was adopted for this study and comparative research design was used. The convenient sampling technique was used to select the sample for the study and investigators selected the mothers of girl child residing in rural and urban areas of district kangra during the period of data collection. Extensive and systemic reviews of literature regarding knowledge of complications of teenage pregnancy were identified, it enable the investigator to develop methodology, analysis and interpretation of data. Descriptive statistics percentage, mean, standard deviation and inferential statistics chi- square were used to analyse the data.Result: Analysis of the data was done and it was observed that in rural area 78.0% have moderate knowledge and 22.0% have adequate knowledge regarding complications of teenage pregnancy. and in urban area 52.0% have moderate knowledge and 48.0% have adequate knowledge regarding complications of teenage pregnancy. Hence this can be concluded that mothers of girl child have moderate knowledge regarding complications of teenage pregnancy.Conclusion: The finding of the study indicated a strong need of creating awareness and providing knowledge to mothers of girl child regarding complications of teenage pregnancy.
Pages: 259-263  |  27 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sonali. A comparative study to assess the level of knowledge regarding complications of teenage pregnancy among mothers of girl child at selected rural & urban areas of district Kangra Himachal Pradesh. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(6):259-263.
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