Self-body Examination: Instructional Guide for Early Detection of Physical and Reproductive Health Problems among Adolescent Girls

Hala Mohamed Sanad ; Mostafa, Eman ; Omaima Mohamed Esmat ; Hyam Refaat Tantawi 


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Abstract: Background: Self-body examination considered one of the most important health strategies for discovery, early detection & management of many health problems among adolescent age. Aim & design: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Self-body Examination instructional guide for Early Detection of Physical and Reproductive Health Problems among Adolescent Girls. The design of the study was Quasi-experimental. Setting: The study was conducted at Technical Institute of Nursing, & Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University. The subjects involved unmarried female student nurse at first academic year 2014 – 2015. Sample: Purposive sample consisted of 63 nursing students. Tools: Data were collected through three Tools (structured interviewing questionnaire, performance check lists, and follow up card). Results: The study revealed that there was statistically significant difference between pre-intervention program compared to post 1 month and post 2 months regarding practice of self- body exam. Many health problems discovered by adolescent girls through improvement of selfexamination for different parts of their body & referred to physicians; Breast problems, skin problems, genital infection, ENT problems, dental problems, eye problems & menstrual problems. Conclusion & recommendation: The study concluded that the positive impact of the Instructional guide on adolescent girls’ self -body examination practices for early detection of their Physical and Reproductive health problems. There searchers recommended that integrating self-body exam guideline in adolescent schools. Further researches are still needed to explore the barriers that confront practice of self- body exam among adolescence. [Eman Mostafa Sayed Ahmed, Omaima Mohamed Esmat, Hyam Refaat Tantawi, Hala Mohamed Sanad. Self-body Examination: Instructional Guide for Early Detection of Physical and Reproductive Health Problems among Adolescent Girls. Life Sci J 2017;14(10):45-54]. ISSN: 1097-8135 (Print) / ISSN: 2372-613X (Online). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 7. doi:10.7537/marslsj141017.07.


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Keywords Key words: Self-body Exam, Adolescent, Health Problems
Issue Date 2017
Journal Life Science Journal 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/169917


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