Menopause is one of the most crucial phase of women’s life and can be influenced by various socio demographical factors including age, educational status, age at menarche, smoking status etc. It is the permanent cessation of menstruation for at least 12 consecutive months. Women face lots of menopausal problems (physical, psychological, urogenital etc.) during postmenopausal phase. Thus, the present study mainly focuses on menopausal problems among postmenopausal women in selected rural and urban areas of Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. Objectives: To assess the menopausal problems among postmenopausal women and to find out the association between menopausal problems and demographic variables. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study design was adopted for the current study. The study was conducted at selected rural and urban areas at Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. The non-probability convenient sampling technique was used. 100 menopausal women residing in selected rural and urban areas were recruited for the study. The study included women who have attained menopause, who understand Hindi, English and designated language, who are residents of rural and urban areas of Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar and the study excluded women who are not willing to participate and having any major medical disorder. Self-structured rating scale was used to assess the menopausal problems. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 16. Results: The study findings show that, majority (59%) of respondents had mild menopausal problems, 41% had moderate menopausal problems and none of woman had severe menopausal problems. It is found that there is significant association between menopause attained and menopausal problems of respondents at 0.05 levels with chi square values (13.394) and p-value (0.000). Conclusion: It is concluded that most of the women were having mild menopausal problems. There is need to provide nursing education, health education programme and awareness to handle the menopausal problems and to ease the sufferings of women.
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Neelam Kumari, Taruna. A Study to assess the menopausal problems among postmenopausal women residing in selected rural and urban areas of Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(4):397-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00087
Neelam Kumari, Taruna. A Study to assess the menopausal problems among postmenopausal women residing in selected rural and urban areas of Jagadhri, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(4):397-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00087 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-4-19
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