“A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ‘REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROMOTING STRATREGIES” ON PREVALENCE REGARDING REPRODUCTIVE MORBIDITIES AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE GROUP IN SELECTED AREAS OF DISTRICT JALANDHAR, PUNJAB”

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Daniel Bency
Dr. Surinder Jaspal
Dr. Tejinder Kaur

Keywords

Reproductive health promoting strategies, prevalence, reproductive morbidities

Abstract

Background of the study: The prevalence rate of Reproductive Tract infections among women of 15-45 years and men aged 20-54 years,is increasing very fast rate in India as compared to  other developed countries.


Aims:  Current study had been planned and to be conducted in rural areas of district Jalandhar in a view to evaluate the efficacy of validated health promoting strategies on the prevalence regarding reproductive morbidities among selected group of women.


 Settings and Design: A quantitative research approach with nonequivalent pretest -posttest control group research design is used to assess the prevalence of reproductive morbidities among 88 women of aged 18-49 years who were selected through purposive sampling.


 Methods and Material: Two sections of the tool divided in to socio demographic variables and structured reproductive morbidity checklist to assess the selected self reported reproductive morbidities among the participants.


 Statistical analysis used: Mean, Standard deviations, Chi square test for homogeneity, Anova and t tests were applied to draw the results.


 Results: :  52.3% of women were having high prevalence of reproductive morbidities  in which highest was found in  menstrual disorders(88.6%), followed by reproductive tract infection and UTI(36.4%)respectively.  There was a reduction in the post intervention prevalence after the implementation of ‘Reproductive health promoting strategies’


 Conclusions: The prevalence of reproductive morbidities was found high among women of reproductive age group. ‘Reproductive health promoting strategies’ were effective in reducing the morbidity rate of selected reproductive disorders.

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