Introduction: Menopause is a universal occurrence in every women and the severity of menopausal problems is increasing day by day.
Aim: The purpose of the study is to identify the menopausal problems among postmenopausal women and find association between menopausal problems and selected variables.
Materials and methods: Research design adopted for the study was descriptive survey design. Probability one-stage cluster sampling technique was carried out to select 108 postmenopausal women. After getting consent from the participants, data pertaining to individual characteristics and menopause-related information among postmenopausal women was collected using a semi-structure interview.
Results: The mean age at menopause was 49 years and 46.2% had attained menopause between 45 and 50 years of age and the age of menopause ranged between 43 and 57 years. Among the 108 participants, all of them faced with vasomotor problems like hot flashes and night sweat. Other common symptoms were muscle and joint pain (92.7%), headache (88%), loss of interest in most things (87.9%), feeling dizzy or faint (86.1%), and loss of interest in sex (84.3%) respectively. It was found that all of them experienced vasomotor symptoms, and among the vasomotor dimensions, majority of them (51.9%) experienced mild vasomotor symptoms.
Conclusion: The study results show that as all the menopausal women experience menopausal problems, there is a need to address the menopausal problems and measures for its prevention and management.
Keywords: Health promotion behaviors, Menopausal problems, Menopause, Postmenopausal women.
How to cite this article: Cyriac SL, Viswanath L, Philip AT. Menopausal Problems among Postmenopausal Women. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2016;4(2):88-92.
Source of support: Nil
Conflict of interest: None
Date of submission: 07 April 2016
Date of acceptance: 29 May 2016
Date of publication: July 2016