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ATTITUDE TO MENOPAUSE AS A DETERMINANT OF EXPERIENCES OF MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS AMONG WOMEN IN EMEKUKU COMMUNITY IN OWERRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

ABSTRACT

 Menopause is one area that has been shrouded in myths and taboos and the way a woman perceives menopause depends largely on the social belief and expectation about menopause in the society. Depending on these cultural and social factors, menopause can be viewed as either negative or positive. But the fact remains that menopause is a universal female midlife transition that remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to investigate attitude to menopause as a determinant of experiences of menopausal symptoms among women in Emekuku. Six (6) objectives were set for the study. The design for the study was a correlational design. The sample size was 522 menopausal women aged 45 to 60 years in Emekuku. Proportional stratified sampling method was used to draw a representative sample size from the ten villages in Emekuku. Data were collected using validated structured questionnaire. Data wee analyzed using simple descriptive statistics, Chi-square and Partial eta square. Results revealed that majority (53.8%) of the respondents have positive attitude, majority of the respondents did not frequently experience menopausal symptoms, there is a significant relationship between positive attitude to menopause and the symptoms experienced by the women. There is a significant relationship between neutral attitude to menopause and the symptoms experienced, there is a significant relationship between negative attitude and the symptoms experienced among the women, there was significant difference in the relationship between attitude to menopause and the symptoms experienced based on age at menopause, there is no significant association between educational level of the women and the symptoms experienced. Recommendations made include; health care providers should create programs that will involve women and educate them on how to improve their attitudes toward menopause.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages129 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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