Effects Of Consanguineous Marriage

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SECTION II ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGE AND ITS GENETIC EFFECTS AMONG YOUNG ADULTS. TABLE - 02 ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGE AND ITS GENETIC EFFECTS AMONG YOUNG ADULTS. S.No Level of Knowledge Range Frequency % 1 Inadequate knowledge 0 – 10 38 38 2 Moderately adequate knowledge 11 - 20 59 59 3 Adequate knowledge 21 - 30 3 3 Fig 1; The pyramid diagram shows the level of knowledge of young adults. The Pyramid diagram shows that around 59% of young adults had moderately adequate knowledge, 38% had inadequate knowledge and 3% had adequate knowledge regarding consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects. It shows that the maximum level of knowledge regarding consanguineous…show more content…
2. The level of knowledge of young adults regarding consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects. Figure 11 shows that around 59% of young adults had moderately adequate knowledge, 38% had inadequate knowledge and 3% had adequate knowledge regarding consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects. It shows that the maximum level of knowledge regarding consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects among young adults was moderately adequate. 3. Association between level of knowledge regarding consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects among young adults and with their demographic variables Table 11 shows that the ‘p’; value is greater than 0.05 for all the demographic variables and hence the results are not significant at 5% level except age and source of information. So it is concluded that there is a close association between the demographic variables age and source of information of the respondents and level of knowledge. NURSING IMPLICATION The findings of the study have implication in the field of nursing education, nursing practice, nursing research and nursing administration. Nursing…show more content…
• A similar study may be replicated with a control group. • A similar study may be replicated on a large population for wider generalization. • Comparative study can be done between the people in rural community and urban community. • An extensive teaching programme may be conducted including all aspects of consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects and its prevention for better understanding. LIMITATIONS • The data was collected only from young adults those who were present in the study area. • The study was limited to age group of 17 to 25 years of young adults. SUGGESTIONS • Genetic counselors are to be appointed and posted in the maternal and child health centre and hospitals. • Every genetic clinic should have a display board regarding consanguineous marriage and its genetic effects and its prevention. • Simple Appropriate teaching on human genetics should be incorporated into the school curriculum at a point where it can reach every child. • Professionals in genetics, health education and the mass media should work together to increase the awareness of

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