Menstrual Practices, Misconceptions and Management Amongst Adolescent In Urban Population, Karachi, Pakistan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163905
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Menstrual Practices, Misconceptions and Management Amongst Adolescent In Urban Population, Karachi, Pakistan
Author(s):
Ali, Tazeen Saeed; Rizvi, Syeda Naghma; Jan, Rafat
Author Details:
Tazeen Saeed Ali, BScN, M.Sc. Epid., Assistant Professor, School of Nursing/Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, email: tazeen.ali@aku.edu; Syeda Naghma Rizvi; Rafat Jan
Abstract:
Menstruation is defined as "the periodic discharge of blood from uterus occurring more or less at regular monthly intervals throughout the active reproductive life of female". It is a physiological process in which bleeding occurs for 1 - 8 days. This is perceived and interpreted differently under different social and cultural norms. There are number of practices, conceptions and misconceptions that have been reported by studies conducted in different countries. In Pakistan there is a dearth of knowledge directly related to hygienic and unhygienic practices, discomforts, misconceptions for altered nutrition, bathing practices, and restrictions imposed by society and cultural during menstruation. Therefore, a study is in progress with the objectives; to identify the conceptions and misconceptions of adolescent female about menstruation, to explore the reasons for using hygienic and unhygienic material, altered bathing practices, altered nutrition, and social, cultural and religious restriction imposed on them during menstruation. In addition, this study would also identify the discomforts amongst adolescents that are report during menstruation with its management. The methodology of the study is qualitative exploratory study design will be utilized. The three Focus Group Discussion and five In-depths information are in the process of data collection; one FGD will focus specifically on mothers. The results will analyzed by using categorical analysis and themes will be emerged. These results will be communicated to the health professional to increase awareness regarding menstrual management, and remove misconceptions for the sake of better female adolescence's reproductive health.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMenstrual Practices, Misconceptions and Management Amongst Adolescent In Urban Population, Karachi, Pakistanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAli, Tazeen Saeeden_US
dc.contributor.authorRizvi, Syeda Naghmaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJan, Rafaten_US
dc.author.detailsTazeen Saeed Ali, BScN, M.Sc. Epid., Assistant Professor, School of Nursing/Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, email: tazeen.ali@aku.edu; Syeda Naghma Rizvi; Rafat Janen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163905-
dc.description.abstractMenstruation is defined as "the periodic discharge of blood from uterus occurring more or less at regular monthly intervals throughout the active reproductive life of female". It is a physiological process in which bleeding occurs for 1 - 8 days. This is perceived and interpreted differently under different social and cultural norms. There are number of practices, conceptions and misconceptions that have been reported by studies conducted in different countries. In Pakistan there is a dearth of knowledge directly related to hygienic and unhygienic practices, discomforts, misconceptions for altered nutrition, bathing practices, and restrictions imposed by society and cultural during menstruation. Therefore, a study is in progress with the objectives; to identify the conceptions and misconceptions of adolescent female about menstruation, to explore the reasons for using hygienic and unhygienic material, altered bathing practices, altered nutrition, and social, cultural and religious restriction imposed on them during menstruation. In addition, this study would also identify the discomforts amongst adolescents that are report during menstruation with its management. The methodology of the study is qualitative exploratory study design will be utilized. The three Focus Group Discussion and five In-depths information are in the process of data collection; one FGD will focus specifically on mothers. The results will analyzed by using categorical analysis and themes will be emerged. These results will be communicated to the health professional to increase awareness regarding menstrual management, and remove misconceptions for the sake of better female adolescence's reproductive health.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:39Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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