Author(s): Deva Pon Pushpam. I.

Email(s): pushpapdeva@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00070   

Address: Mrs. Deva Pon Pushpam. I.
Associate Professor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
One of the most important stage in women`s life is menopause. The word menopause simply refers to the last menstrual period which is defined by not having had a period in 12 months. The average age of menopause in western world is 51 years while as in India it is 47.5 years and the normal age range for the occurrence of menopause is somewhat between the age of 45 and 55 years. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge regarding menopause among rural women of age group 45-55 years at Kot Bhalwal, Jammu. The objectives were to assess the level of knowledge regarding menopause among rural women of age group 45-55 years at Kot Bhalwal, Jammu and to associate the level of knowledge regarding menopause with their selected socio demographic variables. Quantitative approach, descriptive research design was used. 100 women of 45–55 years age who fulfil the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected using purposive sampling technique. A self-structured questionnaire was developed for the study. The tool was tested for content validity and reliability prior to the study. The collected data was tabulated, analysed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics and findings showed that majority of the sample 97(97%) had below average level of knowledge, 3(3%) had average level of knowledge and 0(0%) had above average level of knowledge and there was no significant association between the selected socio-demographic variables and the level of knowledge.


Cite this article:
Deva Pon Pushpam. I. A Descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge regarding Menopause among rural women of age group 45-55 years at Kot Bhalwal, Jammu. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):315-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00070

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Deva Pon Pushpam. I. A Descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge regarding Menopause among rural women of age group 45-55 years at Kot Bhalwal, Jammu. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):315-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00070   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-18


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