Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 143-146

Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women

Authors: Mujahid Abdulrahman Aljohani, Anas Abdulrahman Aljohani, Soliman Masoud Ammer, Jamil Ramadan Aljehany.

ABSTRACT

Background: The menopausal health requires considerable attention because its symptoms can be severe and affect daily, social, and sexual life of females. Thereby, this study aimed to determine menopausal knowledge, attitude, and management among postmenopausal women, and to identify the differences with educational status. Methodology: The current cross-sectional study used a structured questionnaire. The study was done in Madinah. A survey was designed which contained demographic data of participants along with the questions on menstrual status, knowledge, and attitudes toward menopause. The research included 1,000 menopausal women aged 4050 years. Results: The participants who had good knowledge about postmenopausal status were about 697 (96.7%). Participants who got their knowledge from doctors were 710 (71%). There were statistically significant relations of knowledge with age, educational level, and working status. While the attitude of women toward menopause status was poor and there was a significant relationship between attitude and education. Conclusion: Majority of women in the study were aware of menopause, but very few of them had a positive attitude toward it. It is recommended to provide a female health campaign to improve women awareness regarding dealing with this stage of life.

Keywords:
Attitude, knowledge, menopause, education level, postmenopausal women


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Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women


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Mujahid Abdulrahman Aljohani
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Anas Abdulrahman Aljohani
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Soliman Masoud Ammer
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Jamil Ramadan Aljehany
Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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. Anas Abdulrahman Aljohani, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.; Wolf42009@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 Nov 2019
Accepted 25 Nov 2019
Published online 31 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Aljohani MA, Aljohani AA, Ammer SM, Aljehany JR. Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


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Aljohani MA, Aljohani AA, Ammer SM, Aljehany JR. Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=73710 [Access: January 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


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Aljohani MA, Aljohani AA, Ammer SM, Aljehany JR. Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


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Aljohani MA, Aljohani AA, Ammer SM, Aljehany JR. Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


Harvard Style

Aljohani, M. A., Aljohani, . A. A., Ammer, . S. M. & Aljehany, . J. R. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. IJMDC, 4 (1), 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


Turabian Style

Aljohani, Mujahid Abdulrahman, Anas Abdulrahman Aljohani, Soliman Masoud Ammer, and Jamil Ramadan Aljehany. 2020. Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


Chicago Style

Aljohani, Mujahid Abdulrahman, Anas Abdulrahman Aljohani, Soliman Masoud Ammer, and Jamil Ramadan Aljehany. "Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Aljohani, Mujahid Abdulrahman, Anas Abdulrahman Aljohani, Soliman Masoud Ammer, and Jamil Ramadan Aljehany. "Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 143-146. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Aljohani, M. A., Aljohani, . A. A., Ammer, . S. M. & Aljehany, . J. R. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and experiences of menopause in postmenopausal women. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 143-146. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573691064


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