Perimenopause which generally begins more than 5 years before the permanent cessation of menses, it is a time of transition characterized by unstable endocrine physiology and
highly variable, unpredictable hormone profiles. The purpose of the study is to assess the knowledge on menopausal self-care among perimenopausal women in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam. Quantitative approach with descriptive survey design is used for the study. Sample consists of 120 perimenopausal women of 35 to 50 years, residing in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam. The knowledge regarding menopausal self-care is poor among 71% of perimenopausal women, average among 28% of perimenopausal women and 1% of them have good knowledge. Mean knowledge score is 8.04, SD is 5.09 and maximum score is 30. No significant association was found between knowledge and variables like age, educational status, family income and menopausal status. Perimenopausal women have inadequate knowledge on menopausal self-care. Findings of the study highlight the need of educational intervention for improving the knowledge of self-care among perimenopausal women.
A. N, Lekha Viswanath, and T, A. Philip, “Assess the Knowledge on Menopausal Self-care among Perimenopausal Women”, Journal of South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies (SAFOMS), vol. 2, pp. 55-58, 2014.