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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 385) Last page : ( 388)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00081.3

Knowledge of Post-Menopausal Syndrome among Menopausal Women

Jeba Israel1,*, Devi Arti2,**

1Assistant Professor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu

2Nursing Tutor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu

*Corresponding Author Email: israelmadurai@gmail.com,

**artidhiman.0206@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Introduction

The term menopause simply refers to the last menstrual period which is defined by not having had a period in 12 months. Although a technical definition of menopause refers to your last period, it is not an abrupt event but a gradual process. The cessation of menstrual cycles at the end of a woman's reproductive period is termed as menopause. Menopause before age 45 is considered premature in industrialized countries. The age of menopause is largely a result of genetics; however, illnesses, certain surgeries, or medical treatments may cause menopause to occur earlier.

Methodology

In this pre-experimental study, 60 menopausal women in the age group of 45–55 years were selected as the samples for the study by using non-probability purposive sampling. The data was collected by using structured questionnaire on post-menopausal symptoms. Data analysis were performed by descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. SPSS-17 software was used and P values less than 0.05 were considered significant.

Result

In the pre-test [mean =6.2, SD=.879], majority of the menopausal women had inadequate knowledge regarding post-menopausal syndrome and in the post test [mean= 12.15, SD=1.022], majority of the menopausal women had moderate knowledge regarding post-menopausal syndrome.

Discussion

The result shows that there was improvement in knowledge regarding post-menopausal syndrome after implementation of structured teaching programme on post-menopausal syndrome which was calculated at 0.05 level of significance. So, it is concluded that the structured teaching programme on post-menopausal syndrome was effective to improve the knowledge of post-menopausal women.

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Keywords

Post-Menopausal syndrome, Knowledge of post-menopausal women, Structured teaching programme on post-menopausal syndrome.

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