Author(s): Arwinder Kaur, Sushma Kumari Saini, Amarjeet Singh

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DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00017.X   

Address: Arwinder Kaur1*, Sushma Kumari Saini2, Amarjeet Singh3
1M.Sc. (Community Health Nursing), National Institute of Nursing Education PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
2Lecturer, NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
3Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021

Introduction: Menopause is the transition phase in the women life. The decrease level of estrogen hormone can leads to menopausal symptom, like hot flushes, joint and muscle pain etc. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among peri-menopasual women. Methodology: A study was performed in two low socioeconomic peripheral areas of Chandigarh city, India. Descriptive design was used and house to house survey was done to enlist peri-menopausal women. Total 150 menopausal women select by purposive sampling technique. They were interviewed as per interview schedule comprised of (a) socio-demographic and (b) menopausal rating scale. Data was collected from August–November 2018. Data was analysed by SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 23.0 using descriptive statistics. Result: The age of 150 peri-menopausal women ranged from 46-55 year with average age 49 year. They complained of having menopausal symptoms i.e hot flushes (85.3%), backache (7.3%), sadness (48.6%), headache (8%), vaginal dryness (28.6%), mood swing (10%), sleep disturbances (29.3%) and irritability (58.6%). Conclusion: There is high prevalence of menopausal symptom among peri-menopausal women.

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Arwinder Kaur, Sushma Kumari Saini, Amarjeet Singh. Prevalence of Menopausal symptoms among peri-Menopasual women in Suburban area of Chandigarh, India. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):69-73. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00017.X

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