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MENOPAUSAL PERCEPTION AND COPING STRATEGIES AMONG MENOPAUSAL WOMEN IN IGBO-ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ENUGU STATE

Abstract

 The study was designed to investigate the perception and coping strategies among menopausal women in Igbo-Etiti LGA of Enugu State of Nigeria. Ten specific objectives were formulated with ten corresponding research questions and twelve Null Hypotheses to guide the study. The descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population for the study was 3250 menopausal women in Igbo Etiti LGA. The sample for the study was 325 menopausal women. A researcher designed questionnaire comprising of 30 items was the instrument for data collection. The instrument was validated by four experts from Department of Health and Physical Education and one from Department of Science Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Test retest method using split half was utilized to establish the internal consistency of the instrument. The instrument yielded a reliability index of .950. Mean and standard deviation were utilized in answering research questions. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used in testing the null hypotheses. The major findings of the study are: Menopausal women had positive perception on the concept of menopause ( = 3.49). Menopausal women had negative perception in the cause of menopause ( = 2.42). Menopausal women had positive perception on signs and symptoms of menopause ( = 3.02) Menopausal women demonstrated positive perception on the coping strategies for menopause. There is significant different in the perception of menopause according to the educational attainment. There is significant different in the perception of menopause according to age. There is significant different in the perception of menopause according to marital status. Coping strategies for menopause significantly differed according to age, level of education and marital status. Scheffe’s Test analysis was carried out to show the specific level of education, age and marital status of women that contributed to the observed mean differences. Based on the findings, recommendations were made, among which are the concept of menopause should be included in sex and family life education curriculum early in the school so that as children grow up, they know that one day they will experience menopause and come to regard it as a natural phenomenon. The various family health organizations such as Planned Parenthood federation of Nigeria (PPFN) and the Society for Family Health (SFH) should use information and communication gadgets to further educate women on menopause. Various religious groups should include education on menopause in their marriage courses and family counseling programme so as to increase level of perception of menopause.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages118 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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