Investigating the relationship between demographic factors and adolescent girls' pubertal health performance

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Adolescence is the turning point of every person's life, the period in which puberty occurs. The healthy passage of this period in girls is of great importance due to their role in the health of the family and society, so this study aims to determine the relationship between the Demographic factors and pubertal health performance of adolescent girls conducted in Kashan City.


In this cross-sectional-analytical study, 205 girls of the first secondary level were selected using cluster sampling in Kashan City. The data collection tool was a questionnaire of demographic factors and a self-report and researcher-made questionnaire of pubertal health performance, including three dimensions: nutrition, menstrual health, sleep, and physical activity.


The mean and standard deviation of the age of the studied students was 14.08( 1.02) and the age of the first menstruation was 12.22) 1.05). 75.1% of girls had a good pubertal health performance status. There was only a significant relationship between educational level and puberty health performance (p-value ˂0.05) in such a way that the highest performance score was related to teenagers studying in ninth grade.


Considering the significant relationship between the puberty health performance of girls, it can be concluded that the individual's performance improves after increasing their knowledge and experience. Therefore, it is suggested to hold training courses related to puberty and menstruation for teenagers from the beginning of puberty and menstruation.

Iranian Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Volume:9 Issue: 4, 2023
64 to 73  
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