International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part F (2016)
Assessment of menopausal symptoms among post-menopausal women in selected villages, Nellore
Dr. Indira Arumugam, N Subhashini and Elizabeth Jasmine
Menopause is defined as the time of respite of ovarian function resulting in permanent amenorrhea. In accordance with Indian Menopause Society, there were about 65 million Indian women over the age of 45 years. Menopausal health demands even higher priority in Indian scenario to tackle the effects faced by it. The present descriptive survey carried out in an aim to identify the post-menopausal symptoms among post-menopausal women. Sample size was 220 women’s from coastal and 294 from Non costal areas. Samples were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Informed consent was obtained from participants to participate in the study. Data was collected for the period of three weeks. The data generated by using self-designed, structured, interview based, oral questionnaire was used and responses were documented. The study findings revealed that, in coastal area 77(35%) women had back pain followed by 67(30.45%) had sleeping problems, in non-coastal areas 98(33.33%) women had back pain followed by 71(24.15%) had anxiety. The study concluded that back pain is the most common troublesome problem among women in coastal and non-coastal areas. It indicates that there is a need to educate regarding alternative methods for alleviation of post-menopausal symptoms and is necessary to critically introspect health needs of postmenopausal women and specific components can be incorporated in the national health programs.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Indira Arumugam, N Subhashini, Elizabeth Jasmine. Assessment of menopausal symptoms among post-menopausal women in selected villages, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(8):394-397.