Psychosocial Problems and Coping Strategies Among Peri-Menopausal Woman
Context: Peri-menopausal period is characterized by a continuous decline in ovarian function due to which women are vulnerable to various physical and psychosocial symptoms affecting their quality of life. There will be a chance that if their problems were left unnoticed they might become mentally ill in the future.
Aims: To assess the psychosocial problems and coping strategies among peri-menopausal women and to find out the correlation between psychosocial problems and coping strategies.
Method and Material: A cross sectional descriptive Survey research design was adopted for the present study. 200 women were recruited by Convenience sampling technique at selected PHC area, Bangalore urban and data was collected from June to December 2017. Psychosocial problems rating scale and checklist were used to assess psychosocial problems and coping strategies.
Statistical analysis used: Data were analyzed using Statistical package for the social Sciences software package (Version 23).
Results: The findings shows that 12% of respondents are having severe psychosocial problems, 28% of respondents are having moderate psychosocial problems and 30% of respondents are having mild psychosocial problems. With regards to coping strategies 40% of respondents are having Poor coping strategies, 38% of respondents are having moderate coping strategies and 22% of respondents are having good coping strategies. Psychosocial problems are negatively correlating with coping strategies.
Conclusion: The study concludes that peri-menopausal women are at risk for psychosocial problems and a negative correlation was observed between psychosocial problems and coping strategies.
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