A Cross-Sectional Study of Postmenopausal Experiences and Self-Care Actions of Kelantanese Women in Malaysia

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153733
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Presentation
Title:
A Cross-Sectional Study of Postmenopausal Experiences and Self-Care Actions of Kelantanese Women in Malaysia
Abstract:
A Cross-Sectional Study of Postmenopausal Experiences and Self-Care Actions of Kelantanese Women in Malaysia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Dhillon, Hardip-Kaur, SRN, RSCN, SCM, HV, Cert, BN
P.I. Institution Name:Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus
Co-Authors:Nik Mohamed Zaki Nik Mahmood, N/A
Objective: Menopause is associated with numerous transient typical and atypical symptoms.This study reports the incidence and nature of menopausal symptoms in Kelantanese women and the self-care action taken by them. Methodology: A semi-structured self administered questionnaire was administered to 326 postmenopausal women (aged, 57.01 ± 6.58 (SD) years) residing in the state of Kelantan. The subjects comprised of naturally menopaused, healthy women. Women with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension were not included. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed on the data using SPSS. Findings: Mean age at menopause was 49.4 ± 3.4 (SD) years while both the mode and median were 50 years. The mode for the number of symptoms complained by each woman was 8 (range 0 - 16). The incidence of atypical symptoms was; tiredness (79.1%), reduced concentration (77.5%), musculo-skeletal aches (70.6%) and backache (67.7%). Night sweats (53%), headaches (49.4%) and hot flushes (44.7%) were the typical vasomotor symptoms, whereas mood swings (51%), sleep problems (45.1%), loneliness (41.1%), anxiety (39.8%), and crying spells (33.4%) were the main psychological symptoms. The percentage of women taking self-care action depended upon the symptom, and ranged from 47.7% for the reduced concentration to 100% for crying spells and anxiety. Their self-care actions included taking traditional medicine, alternative medicine, prescribed medication, being actively involved in community work, and having peer support and the choice was influenced by cultural, religious, educational and socio-economic factors Conclusion: it appears that the menopausal symptoms experienced by women in Kelantan are somewhat similar to those experienced by women elsewhere, albeit, with differing frequencies. Majority of the women accepted menopause as the beginning of the aging process and resorted to numerous self-care actions to help see them through this transition.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Cross-Sectional Study of Postmenopausal Experiences and Self-Care Actions of Kelantanese Women in Malaysiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153733-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Cross-Sectional Study of Postmenopausal Experiences and Self-Care Actions of Kelantanese Women in Malaysia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dhillon, Hardip-Kaur, SRN, RSCN, SCM, HV, Cert, BN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nmzaki@kb.usm.my</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nik Mohamed Zaki Nik Mahmood, N/A</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Menopause is associated with numerous transient typical and atypical symptoms.This study reports the incidence and nature of menopausal symptoms in Kelantanese women and the self-care action taken by them. Methodology: A semi-structured self administered questionnaire was administered to 326 postmenopausal women (aged, 57.01 &plusmn; 6.58 (SD) years) residing in the state of Kelantan. The subjects comprised of naturally menopaused, healthy women. Women with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension were not included. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed on the data using SPSS. Findings: Mean age at menopause was 49.4 &plusmn; 3.4 (SD) years while both the mode and median were 50 years. The mode for the number of symptoms complained by each woman was 8 (range 0 - 16). The incidence of atypical symptoms was; tiredness (79.1%), reduced concentration (77.5%), musculo-skeletal aches (70.6%) and backache (67.7%). Night sweats (53%), headaches (49.4%) and hot flushes (44.7%) were the typical vasomotor symptoms, whereas mood swings (51%), sleep problems (45.1%), loneliness (41.1%), anxiety (39.8%), and crying spells (33.4%) were the main psychological symptoms. The percentage of women taking self-care action depended upon the symptom, and ranged from 47.7% for the reduced concentration to 100% for crying spells and anxiety. Their self-care actions included taking traditional medicine, alternative medicine, prescribed medication, being actively involved in community work, and having peer support and the choice was influenced by cultural, religious, educational and socio-economic factors Conclusion: it appears that the menopausal symptoms experienced by women in Kelantan are somewhat similar to those experienced by women elsewhere, albeit, with differing frequencies. Majority of the women accepted menopause as the beginning of the aging process and resorted to numerous self-care actions to help see them through this transition.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:28:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:28:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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