International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064

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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016

A Cross-Sectional Study on the Health Status of Menopausal Women in Jharsuguda District, Odisha

Monika Satpathy [2]

Abstract: Introduction Menopause is a turning point in womens reproductive health. Its also a problematic periods as woman face a drastic change that is a transition from reproductive to non-reproductive stage which manifest different symptoms among women. Objective This cross-sectional study aimed at evaluating various menopausal symptoms associated with the transitional periods and various demographic parameters like mean age at menarche, marriage, menopause etc among women aged between 40 and 60 years. Material and Methods 100 women were selected (Jharsuguda district, Odisha) aged between 40 and 60 years, through simple random sampling method. Results Mean age at menarche and menopause were 13.95 1.32 and 43.945.03 (meanSD) respectively. Whereas mean age at marriage was found to be 20.583.7 (meanSD). The symptoms associated with menopause i. e somatic and urogenital problems were found to be higher in postmenopause in compared to pre and peri menopause where as psychological symptoms were higher in perimenopausal stage. Joint pain (68 %), hot flushes (67 %) and psychological symptoms like irritability (55 %), depressed mood (59 %) and anxiety (47 %).

Keywords: menstruation, menopause, menopausal transition, menopausal symptoms

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,

Pages: 899 - 901

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