Kamalpreet, Vadivukkarassi P, Kiran Bala
Mrs. Kamalpreet1, Mrs. Vadivukkarassi P2, Ms. Kiran Bala3
1Lecturer, Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab.
2Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
3Lecturer, Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Saraswati College of Nursing, Kurali, Punjab. Mohali, Punjab.
Volume - 2,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2014
Menopause is a natural and expected part of a woman's development and does not need to be prevented. Usually, menopause and related problems are not discussed by menopausal women. If menopausal women have a thorough knowledge about menopausal symptoms and coping strategies, most of the menopausal problems will be solved. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding selected menopausal symptoms and coping strategies among menopausal women. An evaluatory approach was adopted. Total 60 menopausal women were selected by purposive sampling technique during the month of February, 2012 from selected areas of Mohali district, Punjab. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding selected menopausal symptoms and coping strategies among menopausal women. The collected data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The analyzed data revealed that the maximum subjects had average (56.7%) and poor (43.3%) level of knowledge in pre-test. After planned teaching programme session, most of them had average (96.7%) knowledge score followed by good (3.3%) knowledge score. The planned teaching programme was found to be highly effective in increasing the pre test score significantly at calculated p value (0.000). Most of the study variables like occupational status, type of family, family income per month had a significant association with the pre test level of knowledge while educational status of subjects was found significantly associated both in pre-test and post-test. It is concluded that planned teaching programme was an effective method to improve knowledge of menopausal women regarding selected menopausal symptoms and coping strategies. The knowledge level of menopausal women had significant association with their educational status as educational status increases knowledge level also increases.
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Kamalpreet, Vadivukkarassi P, Kiran Bala. A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Selected Menopausal Symptoms and Coping Strategies Among Menopausal Women in Selected Areas of Mohali District, Punjab, 2011. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(4): Oct. - Dec., 2014; Page 210-215.