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IJHSR. 2016; 6(10): 188-195

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Menopausal Problems among Women at Rural Areas at Mangaluru.

Amisha S Amin, Vinaya Kumari T.

Background of the study: Menopause is a unique stage of female life cycle, a transition from reproductive stage. A variety of physiological and physical changes takes place in the body, before and during menopause. This transition will be smooth, only if women are aware of the natural changes occurring in their body, which will help them to adopt self-help behavior and to improve their physical health. It’s therefore essential to provide information to women regarding menopausal problems through a structured teaching program.
Objectives of the study
• To determine the pre-test level of knowledge among women regarding menopausal problems.
• To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding menopausal problems among women.
• To find the association between pre-test knowledge score with the selected demographic variables.
Methodology: A quasi experimental non randomised control group design was performed among 100 women. Sample was selected using non probability convenience sampling technique. The pre-test knowledge levels were assessed in both groups by structured interview method and structured teaching program was administered for the experimental group on the same day. Post-test was conducted after seven days using the same tool. Data analysis was done by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: In pre-test, majority of samples in experimental group (86%) and control group (88%) had poor knowledge regarding menopausal problems. Whereas in post-test majority of respondents had good knowledge in experimental group (58%) and poor knowledge in control group (88%). There was significant difference between pre-test and post test score of knowledge score in both the group (p

Key words: Structured teaching program, knowledge, women, and menopausal problem.

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