International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess effectiveness of planned teaching on knowledge regarding post-menopausal coping strategies among perimenopausal women in selected city, Pune
Meena Prakash Zore
“Women; to many, she is god’s most complete creation. She symbolizes independence, love, caring, gentleness and intensity both in love and in hate. More intelligence and emotionally stronger than man, why as she been called Adam’s better half? Undoubtedly, women endure much more pain than men do”. Women’s may suffer from pre and post-menopausal syndromes, fibroids, menorrhagia, but if she follows better life-style she can have problem free menopausal period. Women can avoid complications and improve her health in her precious ages of life. If she has other problems like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, arthritis, depression, and then women have more burdens on her overall health.
Objectives: (1) To determine the pre-test knowledge of perimenopausal women regarding post-menopausal coping strategies. (2) To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding post-menopausal coping strategies among perimenopausal women. The research method used in the study was the quasi experimental method.
Results: Average practice score in pre-test was 7.76 which increased to 13.2 in post-test. The practice score increased significantly after practice teaching. Paired t-test is applied. ‘t’ value was found to be 10.24 at 29 degree of freedom. Corresponding p-value was small (of order of 0.000, less than 0.0001).
Conclusion: The present study proved that there was a significant improvement in knowledge score of perimenopausal women regarding postmenopausal coping mechanism, as seen in pre-test and post-test.
Meena Prakash Zore. A study to assess effectiveness of planned teaching on knowledge regarding post-menopausal coping strategies among perimenopausal women in selected city, Pune. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2021;3(1):33-35.