Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2618-2626
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.322


Prevalence of Menopause and Menopausal Problems in Dharwad and Bagalkote Districts
Deepa Kannur* and Sunanda Itagi
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study deals with the prevalence of menopause and menopausal problems among women in Dharwad and Bagalkote districts. Through Self Help Groups (SHG) and door to door survey conducted along with concerned information among 480 respondents in eight villages from two districts. The women who experienced menopause for at least one year with age ranges 35-55 years in rural and urban areas were considered for the study. The prevalence of the study found to be 44 per cent out of 9512 contacted adult women. In urban area 76-88 per cent of women attained natural menopause in Dharwad and Bagalkote districts respectively but in Bagalokte district 23.38 per cent of them attained menopause due to hysterectomy. Most common menopausal problems included were joint and muscular discomfort (68.33%), sleep problems (51.66%), hot flushes (37.50%), sweating (6.67%) and heart discomfort (9.31%). Majority (44.17%) of the women experienced moderate level of somatic problems in both districts. The respondents had moderate to severe level of psychological problems (40%) and remaining 44 per cent experienced mild to moderate level of urogenital problems. There was a significant difference between menopausal problems it indicating that the women experienced more of somatic problems followed by psychological and urogenital problems. Age, education, occupation and socio-economic status of the respondents were negatively significantly related with menopausal problems. The study concluded that to overcome existing somatic, psychological and urogenital menopausal problems educational awareness and self-coping methods for rural and urban women are necessary.


Keywords: Menopause, Somatic, urogenital and psychological problems,
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Deepa Kannur and Sunanda Itagi. 2019. Prevalence of Menopause and Menopausal Problems in Dharwad and Bagalkote Districts.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2618-2626. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.322