Author : Ananda.S, Amitha Raj, Jinsha James, Jismin Jimmy, Sneha Mariya ,
Knowledge and Self Reported Practices Regarding Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection among Adolescents Girls in Selected College of Mangaluru
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 4515-4522
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Urinary tract infection is the major public health problem in terms of morbidity and financial cost and in cures the highest total health care cost among urological disease. The urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system. One of the most common bacterial infections amongst in adolescents and prevalence of infection depends largely on age and gender. Female are most at the risk of urinary tract infection. OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge and self-reported practices regarding prevention of urinary tract infection. METHOD AND MATERIAL: A quantitative research approach with non- experimental descriptive study was adopted in this study. The Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the subject for the study. Data collected from 100 subjects were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS version 22.
RESULT: Among the selected subjects 44% of subjects have good knowledge regarding prevention of UTI and 58% of the subjects had a favourable practice regarding prevention of urinary tract infection.
CONCLUSION: This study indicates that majority subjects have a good knowledge and less number of subjects have a poor knowledge regarding prevention of urinary tract infection and also majority of the subjects have a favourable practice and no one has unfavourable practice regarding prevention of UTI.