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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 157) Last page : ( 161)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00037.2

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms among women between the age group of 45–55 years in a selected village at Dharapuram Taluk.

Akhila1,*, Prince Vijayarani2, Sujatha Hepsi3, Suramanjari Glory4

1Bishop's College of Nursing, Dharapuram, Tamilnadu

2SRMS College of Nursing, U.P.

3Bishop's College of Nursing, Dharapuram, Tamilnadu

4DMCH Officer, Palani, Tamilnadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: akhiaanbu82@gmail.com.

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

Each women experiences her own variation of typical symptoms of menopause. Some studies even suggest that signs and symptoms of menopause may vary between cultural groups for example upto 80% of American women experience hot flushes during menopause while only 10% of Japanese women experience that symptoms1. Some researcher speculate that these difference may be due to difference in diet and life style. A true experimental design was undertaken on 60 mothers with under five children selected by simple random sampling techniques in a selected rural areas at Dharapuram to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and practice regarding alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms. Data was collected by the investigator by using structured knowledge questionnaire and observational check list. Demographic characteristics reveals that highest percentage of mother in experimental and control group were in the age group of 45–50 years and they are married had primary school education and they are getting daily wages, Hindus from joint family and they attained menopause. Overall assessment of level of knowledge and practice during pre test shows that the majority 77% and 80% of women in experimental group and inadequate knowledge and practice respectively. Where as in control group during pre test 87% and 90% mothers had inadequate knowledge and practice respectively. However during post test, the similar percentage of 67% and 60% of women had adequate knowledge and practice in experimental group. But in control group the similar percentage of 83% and 77% of women had inadequate knowledge and practice. There was highly significant difference between experimental and control group in post test knowledge and practice. Further significant (P<0.01) difference was found the experimental group during pre test and post test. Association was found between the level of knowledge and practice of women in their age, education and menopausal state in experimental group during post test with their demographic variables. It reveals that structured teaching programme was effective2.

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Keywords

Menopause, women, speculate, teaching programme.

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