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Study of the knowledge and attitude of women about menopause
H Hedayati , M Ovaisy , M Maleki Moghadam , S Kiani , M Nakhaee , V Ghasempour
, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , hedayati@bums.ac.ir
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  : Menopause is one of the most critical stages of women life it is concomitant with many body and mental changes. Menopause can cause freeze in women who don't aware of generated physiological changes, while successful agreement whit these change drastically is depend to understanding of them from physiological events in this period. Therefore this research accomplished for the purpose of determining knowledge amount and viewpoint about menopause, on women with rather than 40 years old practitioner in Birjand University, Vali-asr and Emam- Reza hospital, and nine centers of hygiene in 2007.

  Materials and Methods: The present research is a describing and analyzing study that was accomplished on the 170 women with rather than 35 years old in Birjand University in the year of 2007. The study was accomplished using easy sampling and census. Survey of knowledge amount and viewpoint accomplished by designed questionnaire. The questions were studied and graced by professors and experts. The results classified in 3 classes: (i) weak knowledge and viewpoint or less than 50 percent, (ii) average weak knowledge and viewpoint or 50-75 percent. (iii) high knowledge and viewpoint or rather than 75 percent. In the next stage answers analyzed statistically in the file of SPSS software using describing and deduction examining like t-test, square, sideway variance analyzing (ANOVA 78), and Toki test (P≤0.05)

  Results: Findings showed than 107 women were studied. 39 women (36.4%) were 35-40 years old, 42 women (39.2%) were 41-45 years old, and 26 women (24.3%) were rather than 46 years old. From 22 score of knowledge the maximum and minimum scores were 11.5 and 0 respectively and consequently the average of women's knowledge in this study was 4.3. Also the maximum and minimum scores of viewpoint were 72 and 43 respectively therefore the average of women's viewpoint in this study was 60.

  Conclusion: However there wasn't a meaningful relation among the viewpoint of these groups. Implementing of learning classes periodically is suggested for all of personnel, according to results of this research and with considering to the low knowledge of persons studied. Distribution of learning packets among personnel of hygiene center, implementation of learning workshops and … can help increasing of people's knowledge.


Keywords: Menopause, Knowledge, Attitude
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic |
Received: 2012/11/29 | Accepted: 2012/12/12
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Hedayati H, Ovaisy M, Maleki Moghadam M, Kiani S, Nakhaee M, Ghasempour V. Study of the knowledge and attitude of women about menopause. Mod Care J. 2009; 5 (1) :5-9
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