Assess the prevalence of leucorrhoea among women in reproductive age group

  • KalaBarathi S Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Thandalam, Chennai-602105, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Jayabharathi K Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Thandalam, Chennai-602105, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Leucorrhoea is one of the major problems encountered in Gynaecological practice. The most common cause of leucorrhoea is physiological, followed by vaginal infections due to bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites. Other causes include foreign bodies, cervicitis and atrophic vaginitis. The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of leucorrhoea among women in reproductive age group and to determine the association between the demographic variable and prevalence of leucorrhoea. A Non-experimental descriptive design was used to assess the prevalence of leucorrhoea among women in reproductive age group. Purposive sampling method was used. A total of 60 reproductive age group women participated in the study. Checklist method was used to assess the prevalence of leucorrhoea. The data was collected, organized and analyzed in term of descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that out of 60 samples, 28(46.66%) were mild, 32(53.33%) were moderate, and none of them was severe. There is a statistically significant association with variables such as age, a number of child, income and education at P<0.05 level. Thus this study reveals that leucorrhoea is most likely among women in reproductive age so as nurses should assess the early manifestations to prevent the gynaecological diseases.

Keywords: Prevalence, Reproductive age, Women

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2019-10-16
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KalaBarathi S, & Jayabharathi K. (2019). Assess the prevalence of leucorrhoea among women in reproductive age group. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 2742-2744. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i4.1540
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