International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part P (2015)
Experience of menopausal symptoms and use of coping strategies among women
Menopause has been defined as the period during which menstruation permanently ceases. It marks the natural biological end of reproduction.
1. To assess the experience of menopausal symptoms among post-menopausal women under study.
2. To identify the use of coping strategies adopted by the post-menopausal women under study.
Methods: Descriptive research design used to conduct the study among menopausal women Totally 319 menopausal women was selected by Purposive sampling technique. The samples included in this study were who fulfilled the inclusion criteria with were in the age group of 45-60yrs, had undergone natural menopause, were available during the time of data collection. A tool was prepared for present study comprised of three sections that is a structured interview schedule for sociodemographic data. Modified Menopause specific quality of life questionnaire and Likert type Coping Scale.
Results: 278(87.14%) had less bothersome, 38(11.91%) moderately bothersome and only 3(0.94%) had extremely bothersome menopausal symptom experience. Maximum postmenopausal women227 (71.15%) used coping strategies infrequently while 92(28.84%) used them frequently.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the postmenopausal women were assessed to know about menopausal symptoms and use of coping strategies.
How to cite this article:
Sheetal C Samson, Samir Choudhari. Experience of menopausal symptoms and use of coping strategies among women. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(12):1087-1089.