World Vision International (WVI) Nepal and the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) conducted a national survey to assess knowledge, attitude and practice on menstrual health and hygiene management and psychosocial scores due to menstruation. The survey reached adolescent girls (10-19 years) in all seven provinces in Nepal. The study also explored the experiences of adolescent girls with disability during menstruation. Field work and data collection was conducted in October-
The study adopted a mixed method design, two staged cluster sampling that included a population-based national representative survey of 3,495 adolescent girls aged 10-19 years who had experienced menarche. Total sample size was calculated using an estimation of 30% adolescents (P) with allowable error of 5% (L) and Z value of 1.96. Adopted version of MR-SSS (Menstrual Related-School Participation, Stress and Self-efficacy) tool was used to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice and psychosocial well-being of adolescent girls. Ethical approval for this study was obtained from the Nepal Health Research Council.
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