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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

Effectiveness of planned educational program on vaginitis and its preventive measures on adolescent female nursing student’s knowledge


1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Maternity & Neonatal Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Al-Fayoum University, Al-Fayoum, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Entisar M Youness Ahmed
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecological Department, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2090-6021.206938

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Background Reproductive tract infection (RTI) is generally seen as a silent epidemic. It is one of the major public health problems among adolescents that cause a considerable proportion of gynecological morbidity and maternal mortality in the developing countries. Vaginitis is one of the most prevalent infections among RTIs. Aim The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of planned educational program on vaginitis and its preventive measures on adolescent female nursing student’s knowledge. Methods A quasiexperimental pretest and post-test one-group only design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing, Al-Fayoum University. Purposive sampling technique was used on a sample of 208 students. A structured self-administrative questionnaire was used. Results The study revealed a highly statistically significant difference as regards total knowledge score level between pretest and post-test scores among students, which indicated an improvement in their knowledge about vaginitis. Conclusion The implementation of the planned educational program was effective in improving the knowledge of adolescent female nursing students as regards vaginitis and its preventive measures. Recommendations It is recommended that continuous nursing education be organized and implemented by specialized nursing staff to educate students as regards all updates of RTIs and its preventive measures.


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