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Menopausal experience among postmenopausal women in Kuantan, Pahang - A qualitative study

Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Mohamad Ishak, Nurul Najmi and Abdul Hadi, Azwanis and Abd Aziz, Karimah Hanim and Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai (2019) Menopausal experience among postmenopausal women in Kuantan, Pahang - A qualitative study. In: 7 Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference, 27-29 June 2019, Penang, malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Menopause signifies the beginning of a non-reproductive phase from the reproductive period. Menopausal experiences and symptoms vary across the cultures and countries. It is very imperative to understand how menopause both enriches and challenges women’s lives. Objectives: This study explored the experience of menopause among women residing in Kuantan, Pahang Methods: A qualitative study was conducted among postmenopausal women in Kuantan, Malaysia. Twenty participants were recruited via social media by using purposive sampling. In-depth interview was undertaken from May 2018 to August 2018, and the data were analyzed by using thematic analysis. Results: Twenty postmenopausal women ranging from 49 to 61 years old participated in the interview. Three themes emerged from the findings which are perception of menopause, self-changes symptoms and help-seeking behavior. Most of them defined menopause as a normal transition process of a women. In dealing with these experiences, the non-pharmacological options were most likely favoured. Conclusion: The majority of women in this study thought that menopause is a natural process which was characterised by positive and negative experiences. They also lacked of knowledge on menopause and its treatment. Understanding these features and their implications to women’s life may aid health care professional in concerting efforts to help their patients’ in dealing with menopause.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5696/73979
Uncontrolled Keywords: Menopausal, Postmenopausal, Women
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 15:39
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 15:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73979

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