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A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Puberty Changes among Female Adolescents in Selected High Schools at Honavar U.K. in a View to Provide Self Instructional Module

Diana SRA, Verginia D’souza, Aisha ., Alby ., Amala ., Anumol ., Anuradha ., Benita ., Bettimol ., Chandani ., Deepa .


Puberty is the time when you physically become an adult. During puberty, body goes through lots of change and emotions might feel stronger and more intense. People usually start going through puberty between ages 8 and 14. The period between childhood and young adulthood is a period of rapid change: physical, emotional, cognitive and social. A descriptive research design was done and the data was collected with the structured questionnaire. A sample of 50 adolescent girls. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge regarding puberty changes among female adolescents in selected high schools at Honavar, Uttar Kannada in a view to provide self-instructional module. The data of the respondents had moderate knowledge (66%), 10% of them had adequate knowledge and 24% of them were having inadequate knowledge regarding pubertal changes. The mean percentage of knowledge score was found 60.8% in the aspect of pubertal changes. The study concluded that health education should be provided to all the female adolescents regarding pubertal changes.

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