Table 2

Distribution of knowledge score before (n=400) and after (n=381) short message service intervention

Knowledge score (%)BeforeAfter
Poor (20%–39%)108 (27%)0 (0%)
Average (40%–59%)277 (69.25%)42 (11.2%)
Good (60%–79%)15 (3.25%)258 (67.72%)
Very good (≥80%)0 (0%)81 (21.26%)
Mean±SD (%)44.71±9.1370.8±9.7
Total400381 (missing 19)
Knowledge score in different segment of RH
Knowledge score (%)BeforeAfter
On reproductive system
 Very poor (˂20%)107 (26.75%)0 (0%)
 Poor (20%–39%)293 (73.25%)165 (43.3%)
 Average (40%–59%)0 (0%)151 (39.6%)
 Good (60%–79%)0 (0%)37 (9.7%)
 Very good (≥80%)0 (0%)28 (7.3%)
 Mean±SD28.87±7.3847.6±15.4
On adolescent health
 Poor (20%–39%)1 (0.25%)0 (0%)
 Average (40%–59%)51 (12.75%)0 (0%)
 Good (60%–79%)221 (55.25%)16 (4.2%)
 Very good (≥80%)127 (31.75%)365 (95.8%)
 Mean±SD79.63±16.2499.01±4.9
On menstruation
 Very poor (˂ 20%)27 (6.75%)0 (0%)
 Poor (20%–39%)180 (45%)0 (0%)
 Average (40%–59%)185 (46.25%)61 (16%)
 Good (60%–79%)7 (1.75%)133 (34.9%)
 Very good (≥80%)1 (0.25%)187 (49.1%)
 Mean±SD40.62±10.9672.6±12.6
On MHM
 Poor (20%–39%)6 (1.5%)0 (0%)
 Average (40%–59%)143 (35.75%)0 (0%0
 Good (60%–79%)182 (45.5%)27 (7.1%)
 Very good (≥80%)69 (17.25%)354 (92.9%)
 Mean±SD69.62±18.598.23±6.4
On RH problem
 Poor (20%–39%)385 (96.25%)41 (10.8%)
 Average (40%–59%)15 (3.75%)124 (32.5%)
 Good (60%–79%)0 (0%)168 (44.1%)
 Very good (≥80%)0 (0%)48 (12.6%)
 Mean±SD20.75±3.851.71±16.9
Total400381
  • MHM, menstrual hygiene management; RH, reproductive health.