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

Arpan 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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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