EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PATIENT EDUCATION TO COPE UP DEPRESSION IN MENOPAUSAL STAGE

  • GANAPATHY SANKAR U SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • MONISHA R SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • CHRISTOPHER AMALRAJ VALLABA DOSS College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P. O. Box 1982, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia
  • PALANIVEL RM Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P. O. Box 1982, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of education to combat depression in the menopausal stage.


Methods: Twenty menopausal women, aged 50–55 years were recruited through convenience sampling procedure from Kancheepuram. Zung self-rating depression scale was administered to all the participants.


Results: It revealed that there was a statistical difference in post-test after education on depression (t=13.413; p= 0.00) on menopausal women.


Conclusion: Depression is the common psychological symptoms that affect the women at menopausal age. The severity is due to a lack of knowledge about the symptoms and a lack of awareness to cope with the psychological symptoms.

Keywords: Depression, Anxiety, Menopause

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SANKAR U, G., M. R, C. A. V. DOSS, and P. RM. “EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PATIENT EDUCATION TO COPE UP DEPRESSION IN MENOPAUSAL STAGE”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 13, no. 5, Mar. 2020, pp. 44-46, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2020.v13i5.37102.
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