Psychological Problems and Coping Strategies Adopted By Post Menopausal WomenJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2014-02-05
Authors : Nutan Potdar; Mahadeo Shinde;
Page : 293-300
Keywords : Harmonal levels in postmenopausal women; psychological problems & coping strategies;
Background: Hormones are important in menstruation and in post menopausal period, blood level of some of the hormones is decreased. There are physical, physiological, psychological and social effects due to changed hormonal level. In some women psychological changes are more prominent and may affect the mental health and social life of the women. Modifications in life style and adopting coping strategies during menopausal period are important. Methods: A survey of 100 postmenopausal women, selected by convenient sampling method was done using structured questionnaire Pune city. The questions were directed towards assessment of psychological problems faced by the samples and coping strategies adopted by them to overcome the psychological problems. Findings: 57 % women have mild psychological problems and 78 % women are adopting coping strategies to overcome these problems. Association between the psychological problems and coping strategies shows that there is a strong significant association between the psychological problems and coping strategies. Score of both psychological problems and coping strategies are observed to be lying between 21-60. It shows that the postmenopausal womens are having mild to moderate psychological problems and they are using coping strategies often. Conclusion: Post menopausal women face psychological problems; they also adopt coping strategies to overcome these problems. Nurse educators.
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