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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 73)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00017.X

Prevalence of menopausal symptoms among peri-menopasual women in Suburban area of Chandigarh, India

Kaur Arwinder1,*, Saini Sushma Kumari2,**, Singh Amarjeet3,***

1M.Sc. (Community Health Nursing), National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

2Lecturer, NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh

3Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: arwinderkaur1991.ak@gmail.com

**sushmadrsaini@gmail.com

***dramanjeet56@gmil.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Introduction

Menopause is the transition phase in the women life. The decrease level of estrogen hormone can leads to menopausal symptom, like hot flushes, joint and muscle pain etc.

Objectives

To assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among peri-menopasual women.

Methodology

A study was performed in two low socioeconomic peripheral areas of Chandigarh city, India. Descriptive design was used and house to house survey was done to enlist peri-menopausal women. Total 150 menopausal women select by purposive sampling technique. They were interviewed as per interview schedule comprised of (a) socio-demographic and (b) menopausal rating scale. Data was collected from August-November 2018. Data was analysed by SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 23.0 using descriptive statistics.

Result

The age of 150 peri-menopausal women ranged from 46-55 year with average age 49 year. They complained of having menopausal symptoms i.e hot flushes (85.3%), backache (7.3%), sadness (48.6%), headache (8%), vaginal dryness (28.6%), mood swing (10%), sleep disturbances (29.3%) and irritability (58.6%).

Conclusion

There is high prevalence of menopausal symptom among peri-menopausal women.

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Keywords

Menopause, Menopausal symptoms, Peri-menopause.

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