Aim of the research was to investigate the effect of implementing nursing intervention guidelines on recurrent
vaginitis among reproductive-age women.
Design: A quasi-experimental design (time series) was utilized to fulfill the aim of this research.
Sampling: A purposive sample of 196 women was recruited and equally allocated into two groups (study group
who receive nursing intervention guidelines and a control group who receive routine care) 98 women in each
Setting: This research was conducted at Obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic affiliated to the Benha
Tools: Four tools were used for data collection; a structured interviewing questionnaire, women' self-reported
hygienic practices sheet, health-promoting lifestyle profile II, and a follow-up sheet.
Results: After three and six months of the intervention, three-quarters and less than one-quarter versus more
than three quarters and less than one quarter of women in the study and control groups respectively had
satisfactory practices regarding recurrent vaginitis. The mean difference score for overall and dimensions of
health-promoting lifestyle behaviors in the study group was higher than the control group (P ≤ 0.001). Less than
half of women in the study group had recurrent vaginitis compared to around three quarters of the control
group. A significant negative correlation between the frequency of recurrent vaginitis and total hygienic
practices as well as, health-promoting lifestyle behavior scores in both groups (P ≤ 0.001).
Conclusion: The implementation of nursing intervention guidelines has a significant effect on improving
hygienic practices, and health-promoting lifestyle behaviors regarding vaginitis. Also, recurrent vaginitis
episodes were lower among women in the study group than those in the control group.
Recommendation: Applying educational intervention to improve women's awareness about hygienic practices
to prevent further recurrence of vaginitis