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Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Premenstrual Symptoms Among the College Students at Selected College in Coimbatore

B. Annapoorani


Premenstrual disorders, namely premenstrual syndrome, are a group of physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral symptoms that occur cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and resolve at or within a few days of the onset of menstruation. Objectives: To assess the pretest knowledge score on premenstrual symptoms among the college students. To assess the posttest knowledge score on premenstrual symptoms among the college students. To compare the pretest and posttest knowledge score on premenstrual symptoms among the college students. Premenstrual symptoms were common among the college students. So, the awareness was created regarding the premenstrual symptoms on various aspects of knowledge. More than half of the samples 74(80.4%) had poor knowledge on premenstrual symptoms. Nearly half of the samples 53(57.6%) of them had average level of knowledge regarding menstruation. After the structured teaching programme samples gained good knowledge score 91(98.8%) on premenstrual symptoms and clinical manifestations. 100% of the samples gained knowledge on management. This study proved that the samples gained adequate knowledge about premenstrual symptoms after the structured teaching programme.

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