“An Exploratory Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Pre- Menopausal Changes among Women in Selected Areas of Pune City”

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Sunita R Chavan, Priyanka Mujumale, Sarah Paluri, Divya Malusare, Prachi Yadav, Shubham Kudande


Pre-menopause means "before menopause" and refers to the time during which the women’s body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years. Pre-menopause is also called the menopausal transition. Women start pre-menopause at different ages. They may notice signs of progression toward menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in their 40s.  But some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s.The level of oestrogen the main female hormone in the body rises and falls unevenly during pre-menopause. The menstrual cycles may lengthen or shorten, and you may begin having menstrual cycles in which the ovaries don't release an egg (ovulate). They may also experience menopause-like symptoms, such as hot flashes, sleep problems and vaginal dryness. Treatments are available to help ease these symptoms.Once they have gone through 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period they have officially reached menopause, and the pre-menopause period is overAim of the study-“An exploratory study to assess the knowledge regarding premenopausal changes among women in selected areas of Pune city”.The objective of this study was To assess the knowledge regarding the pre-menopausal changes among women.To associate the research findings with selected demographic variables.Material and methods:-The research approach adopted was the quantitative approach.non experimental descriptive survey method was used to conduct the study to check the knowledge regarding pre-menopausal changes among women studied in selected areas of Pune city data was collected using self structured questionnaires .150 women were chosen for study, non probability sampling technique was used. The result was analyzed using frequency percentage and chi –square.Result- In this study, the following results were found. Among the 150 premenopausal women  majority i.e., 78% had average knowledge, 19.33% had poor knowledge and 2.6% had good knowledge regarding the premenopausal changes.Conclusion:-The goal of this study was to see knowledge regarding the premenopausal changes among women. As a result of the study's findings, it was concluded that majority of women having average knowledge regarding the pre-menopausal changes in women.

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