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Table 1 Menstrual Hygiene Management Scale (Preparation of Clean Absorbent)

From: What are the psychometric properties of a menstrual hygiene management scale: a community-based cross-sectional study

Question NumberIndicatorQuestionResponses
1Preparation of clean absorbentWhat type of menstruation absorbent do you use?
Multiple response
1. new cotton cloth every time I change
2. Old cotton cloth
3. Any other synthetic cloth
4. Disposable sanitary pad
99.Any other (specify) ______________
1.1Preparation of clean absorbent – Old cotton cloth (option 2)Do you wash the cloth before you use it to absorb menstrual blood?1. Always
2. Mostly
3. Sometimes/occasionally
4. Rarely
Never
1.2Preparation of clean absorbent – Old cotton cloth (option 2)How do you wash your menstrual cloth?
Multiple response
1. Water only
2. Soap and water
3. Any other disinfectant after washing with soap and water
4. Hot water
99.. Any other (specify)______
1.3Preparation of clean absorbent – Old cotton cloth (option 2)Where do you dry your menstrual cloth?
Multiple response
1. In the shade outside
2. In the shade inside
3. In the sunlight outside
4. I hide it
99. Any other (specify) ________
1.4Preparation of clean absorbent – Old cotton cloth (option 2)Do you use menstrual cloth exclusively or share with other female members of the family?1. Exclusively use
2. Shared with others