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Health education program about postmenopausal changes to perimenopausal women in an urban slum area, Coimbatore

Sugunadevi G, Divya B V.

Abstract
Background: Menopause is the stage in every woman’s lifetime after which their body undergoes changes, to which the females have to adopt. There are several risk factors for menopause-related diseases, most of which are modifiable by change in lifestyle during the perimenopausal period itself.

Objective: The objective of this study is to create awareness about postmenopausal risks among women of perimenopausal age group.

Materials and Methods: The educational interventional study was conducted among 75 women of age 35–50 years residing in an urban slum area of Coimbatore. After informed consent, pre-intervention survey was done to find their awareness levels on postmenopausal problems. Health education program was conducted, and after a month, the improvement in their knowledge levels was assessed using post-test questionnaire.

Results: After our health education, the knowledge of the women on menopausal symptoms, health problems during menopause, appropriate dietary intake, and the other modes of preventing the problems were evaluated, and there was a significant gain in knowledge among the perimenopausal women.

Conclusion: Most of the participants felt that the awareness program was very useful. There was also significant gain in knowledge among the perimenopausal women after the health education program (P < 0.0001).

Key words: Menopause; Health Education; Perimenopause; Lifestyle Modification; Quality of Life


 
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G S, V DB. Health education program about postmenopausal changes to perimenopausal women in an urban slum area, Coimbatore. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1233610012018


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G, Sugunadevi, and Divya B V. 2018. Health education program about postmenopausal changes to perimenopausal women in an urban slum area, Coimbatore. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1233610012018



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G, Sugunadevi, and Divya B V. "Health education program about postmenopausal changes to perimenopausal women in an urban slum area, Coimbatore." doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1233610012018



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G, Sugunadevi, and Divya B V. "Health education program about postmenopausal changes to perimenopausal women in an urban slum area, Coimbatore." doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1233610012018



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G, S. & V, D. B. (2018) Health education program about postmenopausal changes to perimenopausal women in an urban slum area, Coimbatore. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1233610012018



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