Volume 14, Issue 43 (Jun 2004)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2004, 14(43): 56-63 | Back to browse issues page

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Âbdollahy F, Shabankhani B, Khani S. Study of puberty Health educational needs of adolesecents in Mazandaran province in 2003 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2004; 14 (43) :56-63
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-381-en.html
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Background and purpose: Planning for adolescent’s prepation to face with puberty requi careful formation of their behavior and educational needs in onder to provideeducational information. This study was undertaken to determine KÂP girls Secondary students about puberty health in Mazandaran State 2003.
Materials and methods : This research is an analytical study on 1708 Mazandaran adolescents KÂP for education. Sampling was done by sequentioal method. Data collated using a questioner containing demographic awareness. Âttitude and peractic questions about puberty health. Then based on results educational needs. Were detaming. Data was analyzed using spss program and X2, variance analysis, regression.
Result : Mean age and mean age of menarche were 13/33 and 12/3 year respectively educational status of most parents were low(35%), %5.8 of girls knew the meaning of puberty and puberty health awareness(33.4%) was weak. The rate of exercises, bath andnutrition during menses due low knowledge were low (p<0001). Ïnstead of positive attitude to menstruation (73.3%) emotional practice about that was weak (67.8%). Mothers were the first source of information in 62% of girls which explaies thien low level of information (p<0001). Sgnificant relationship was between awareness and health practice (p<0.0001).
Çonclusion: Despite of willingness of most girls to more about puberty their health information and practice about puberty was low. The other important point is that information should not be limited to knowledge of puberty and menses mechanism, but deeper standing of physical and psychological changes and theirs connection with sex, fertility and marriage health is required.
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