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Title

Knowledge, attitudes and demographic effect on menopausal experiences among Indian rural women

 

Authors

N. Sivasubramanian1, Chaudhari Pinalben Madhabhai2, Amita Shilpa Gottlieb3, B. Mahalakshmi4,*, Payal Vaghela5 & Sandeep Garg6

 

Affiliation

1Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 2Department of Pediatric Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315; India; 3Department of obstetric and gynaecological Nursing, Graphic Era College of Nursing, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand -248002, India; 4Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 5Department of Community health Nursing, College of Nursing, S.G.R.R University, Dehradun, Uttarkhand - 248001, India; 6Mewar Bsc Nursing College, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001; India; *Corresponding author

 

Email

B Mahalakshmi - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

Chaudhari Pinalben Madhabhai - E-mail: pinuchaudhari25111@gmail.com

N Sivasubramanian - E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Payal Vaghela - E-mail: ptvaghelaa.fn@spu.ac.in

Amita Shilpa Gottlieb - E-mail: shilpa.2007mscn81@gmail.com

Sandeep Garg - E-mail: sandeep.pgn@gmail.com

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received February 1, 2024; Revised February 29, 2024; Accepted February 29, 2024, Published February 29, 2024

 

Abstract

The menopausal experiences of women in selected rural areas of Visnagar, addressing a research gap within cultural and socio-economic landscapes is of interest. The global aging trend was reflected in the 26% representation of women aged 50 and over in the study. Employing a cross-sectional design, 200 menopausal women were sampled through stratified random sampling, emphasizing demographic diversity. Results from a structured Knowledge Questionnaire and a Likert Scale for Attitude revealed that women generally possessed commendable knowledge (mean score 10.94) and positive attitudes (mean score 28.66) toward menopause. Significant associations between age, education, occupation, and income with knowledge and attitudes were uncovered through chi-square tests. This study underscored the need for tailored interventions in rural settings, considering the influence of cultural, regional, and demographic factors on menopausal experiences. The findings contributed to bridging the research gap and emphasized the importance of individualized approaches for promoting the well-being of menopausal women in rural communities.

 

Keywords

Menopause, rural women, menopausal experiences, knowledge.

 

Citation

Sivasubramanian et al. Bioinformation 20(2): 175-179 (2024)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.