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Table 1 Operationalization of Mediators

From: How does a Social and Behavioral Change Communication Intervention Predict Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management: A Cross-Sectional Study

Independent variables # of sub-measures Sub-Scales # of questions in Sub-scale Range of Sub-Scale Final labels
Knowledge [3] Knowledge about puberty 2 0-13 Low: 0-4
Medium: 5 - 8
High: 9 - 13
Knowledge about reproductive organs 6 0-12 Low: 0
Medium: 1- 11
High: 12
Knowledge about absorbent use 10 4-18 Low: 0 - 8
Medium: 9 - 13
High: 14 - 18
Attitudes [4] Attitudes towards menstruation 6 0-24 Negative: 0 – 12
Neutral: 13 – 15
Positive: 16 - 24
Attitudes towards absorbent use 10 0-40 Negative: 0 – 21
Neutral: 22 – 28
Positive: 29 - 40
Attitudes towards restrictions 4 0-20 Negative: 0 – 7
Neutral: 8 – 11
Positive: 12 - 20
Attitudes towards gender 5 0-20 Negative: 0 – 11
Neutral: 12 – 15
Positive: 16 - 20
Interpersonal Communication [1]   9 1-18 0: No discussion
1 – 17: Some discussion/ dialogue
18: All discussion
Restrictions [7] Clothing 6 0-6 0: Present
1: Not present
Food 6 0-6 0 : Present
1: Not present
Mobility 5 0-5 0:Present
1: Not present
Social/Religious 4 0-4 0: Present
1: Not present
Personal 21 0-12 0: Present
1: Not present
Social 21 0-11 0: Present
1: Not present
Structural 21 0-7 0: Present
1: Not present
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