International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part E (2018)
Assessment of knowledge of menopausal women regarding menopause: A descriptive study
K Simarjeet, V Vandana and Neha Patial
Menopause is natural process that occur in woman's life with aging. Menopausal is the transition period in a woman's life. After the age of 40 years, ovaries reduce their production of sex hormones so the mensuration stops permanently and this is known as menopause.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge of menopausal women regarding menopause and to find out the association of level of knowledge of menopausal women with selected variables.
Methodology: Quantitative research approach; non-experimental descriptive research design was used in this study. The sample of 200 menopausal women aged from 45 to 65 years old were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The content validity and reliability was established for structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: The menopausal women showed significantly average level of knowledge regarding menopause. The highest knowledge of menopausal women were in the area of menopausal symptoms and deficit in the area of concept and causes.
Conclusion: This study suggests that the identifying the knowledge of women's regarding menopause has an essential role in the improvement of accurate and appropriate programs to promote women's health during menopausal years.
How to cite this article:
K Simarjeet, V Vandana and Neha Patial. Assessment of knowledge of menopausal women regarding menopause: A descriptive study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(4): 347-351.