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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 102-105

Menopausal symptoms and coping strategies among menopausal women in selected hospital at Mangaluru

1 Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Student, Father Muller College of Nursing, Kankanady, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Kankanady, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Reena Wilma Frank
Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcn.ijcn_43_21

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Menopause is one of the most significant events in a woman's life and brings several physiological changes that permanently affect women's lives. In India, menopause is considered a normal phenomenon. Women themselves may not seek medical help for their problems associated with ageing. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine middle-aged women's commonly reported menopausal symptoms and coping strategies. A descriptive survey design was used, and 100 menopausal women aged 45–60 years were selected and interviewed to assess the menopausal symptoms and coping strategies followed to overcome the same. The results showed that 63% of the subjects had moderate symptoms and 30% had severe menopausal symptoms; these were assessed through the menopausal rating scale. The coping strategies show that 54% of women use a cooler environment to face the hot flash and sweating, 55% of women sit in a comfortable place to relieve their heart discomfort, 47% of women have milk in the night to manage the sleeping problems, 60% women use hot water to relieve Joint and muscular discomfort. Hence, there is a need for improvement of menopausal health status and application of various coping methods, including the establishment of social networks, is warranted to enhance menopausal women's behaviours in different aspects.

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