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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and practice regarding alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms among women
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Community Health Nursing, Nursing Officer, District Head Quarters Hospital, Pennagaram, Dharmapuri Dist, Tamilnadu
Introduction: Stage of life that every woman has to encounter. Ovaries of women produce female hormones like oestrogen and progesterone; which is stopped at this stage and it is also marked by cessation of menstruation. Menopause sets in when there is absence of period for about twelve months provided the woman is not pregnant or lactating. Menopause is the process through which a woman ceases to be fertile or menstruate. It is a normal part of life and is not considered a disease or a condition. Objective: The study aimed at assessing the existing knowledge and practice regarding alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms among women, determining the effectiveness of structure teaching programme on alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms among women and finding the association between post-test knowledge scores and selected demographic variable like age, education, income, occupation, religion, marital status, type of family, menopause stage. Method: A one group pre-test post-test pre-experimental approach was adopted. The study was conducted among 50 menopausal women conveniently selected from four villages of hiriyur. The content validity of the tool and teaching plan was established. Reliability of the tool was tested by split half technique and test-retest. Result: It was found that the effectiveness of structured teaching programme in terms of increase in knowledge and practice score among menopausal women. Conclusion: There is a significant increase in the knowledge and practice of women regarding alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms. The structured teaching programme was found to be an effective strategy to increase the knowledge and practice of women regarding alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms.
Knowledge, practice, STP, Menopause, alternative remedies, menopausal symptoms.
M. Kavitha. Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and practice regarding alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms among women. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(1): 111-114.
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