• Published
    06-03-2024
  • Issue
    Vol: 28 Issue: 01, 2024
PDF

“A COMPARATIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING MANAGEMENT OF PERIMENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS AMONG WORKING AND NON WORKING WOMEN IN SELECTED DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA, WITH VIEW TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATION BOOKLET”

  • Ms.Padma Gamare, Mr. Zuber Ahmed Sanadi

Keywords: Perimenopausal Symptoms, Menopausal Transition Management Of Perimenopausal Symptoms, Working Women And Non Working Women

ABSTRACT:-
According to the Indian menopausal society, many women still do not identify that it is the menopause (or peri menopause) causing their symptoms, they will not conversation about it and – more importantly – they will not ask for help. In addition, if the people closer by them do not know enough about the perimenopause then it makes potentially very hard for women to talk about symptoms they are suffering at home or work.8 14 It is no surprise that around half of women have been reported as finding work difficult due to their symptoms of perimenopause. In addition, perhaps more worryingly, it has been estimated that around 10% of women actually stop working altogether because of their severe perimenopausal symptoms. However, it has been noticed that, recognizing the quality of women's subjective opinion of perimenopause has an essential role in level of preparedness towards the perimenopausal symptoms which would help in bringing down the severity of symptoms related to menopause. OBJECTIVES 1) Assess the level of knowledge regarding management of perimenopausal symptoms among working women. 2) Assess the level of knowledge regarding management of perimenopausal symptoms among nonworking women. 3) To compare the level of knowledge regarding management of perimenopausal symptoms among working and non-working women in selected district of Maharashtra 4) To find out association between the level of knowledge regarding management of perimenopausal symptoms among working and nonworking women & selected demographic variables. 5) To develop and distribute information booklet among working and nonworking women regarding management of perimenopausal symptoms. METHODS In a present study, a quantitative approach and descriptive research design was applied and 50 working and 50 non working women were selected with convenient method. Data were collected using structured knowledge questionnaire and was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULT Among working women ,26% have excellent knowledge, 40% of them had good knowledge,28% showed average and 6% with below average knowledge levels.Amongst non-working women, 18% of had good knowledge, 44% displayed average knowledge and 38% exhibited below average knowledge. None of the non-working women revealed excellent knowledge The statistical significance was calculated using chi - square test and the value was ꭓ2=30.587 which found to be very highly significant at CONCLUSION The comparison of overall knowledge score between working women and non-working women. Considering overall, in working women, are having 16.76 mean score where as in non-working women are having 12.26 mean score, so the difference is 4.50. The difference between working women and the non-working women knowledge score is large and it is statistically significant. Differences between working women and non-working women knowledge was analyzed using unpaired test. T=3.595***significant at level p=0.001,DF=98.