Knowledge, attitude and adoption of safe menstrual hygiene practices in Ahmedabad

Arpan Shailesh Yagnik, Srinivas R. Melkote

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This study determined predictors of correct and safe hygiene practices in the context of menstruation. Using a structured survey, data was collected through multi-stage cluster sampling from 475 respondents in Ahmedabad, India. Attitude, involvement and knowledge are statistically significant predictors of hygiene practices. The major findings regarding attitude, involvement and knowledge of menstrual practices were highly positive. This study provides useful insights about crucial variables useful for public health education and communication intervention campaigns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-712
Number of pages20
JournalIndian Journal of Social Work
Volume78
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Knowledge, attitude and adoption of safe menstrual hygiene practices in Ahmedabad. / Yagnik, Arpan Shailesh; Melkote, Srinivas R.

In: Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol. 78, No. 4, 01.10.2017, p. 693-712.

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