Promoting Menstrual Health among Persian Adolescent Girls from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds:

A Quasi-Experimental Study

About:

The study investigates the effectiveness of a health promotion project on improving menstrual health in adolescent girls in Iran.

Title


Promoting Menstrual Health among Persian Adolescent Girls from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Authors

Fakhri, M., Z. Hamzehgardeshi, N. A. Hajikhani Golchin, and A. Komili

Year

2012

Citation

Fakhri, M., Z. Hamzehgardeshi, N. A. Hajikhani Golchin, and A. Komili. 2012. “Promoting Menstrual Health among Persian Adolescent Girls from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: A Quasi-Experimental Study.” BMC Public Health 12: 193-2458-12-193. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-193 [doi].

Study Location

Iran

Key Words

LMICs, Iran, adolescents, school girls, education, awareness, behavior

Type of Research

Peer-reviewed, Qualitative research, Quantitative research, Case study

Major Take-Aways

  • The present study confirms that educational interventions, such as the health promotion project in this study, can be quite effective in promoting menstrual health.
  • Similar studies and educational programs sponsored by the Ministry of Education and health clinics would be of value.
  • The results showed that 68.8% got menstruation information from their mothers and sisters, and 64.1% reported a need for further knowledge.

Identified Research Gaps

  • Future studies to support the results of the present study regarding the benefits of direct education interventions are recommended.

Sound Bite

Even though 68.8% of Persian adolescent girls learned about menstruation from their mothers and sisters, 64.1% reported a need for more information, according to one study.