Date of Publication : 07, Jun, 2020
This study assessed the influence of socio-demographic factors of women on menopausal-related health symptoms in Osun State, Nigeria. The study specially examined the relationship between socio-demographic factors of women and domains of menopausal-related health symptoms. This study utilized a descriptive research design of the survey type. The populations for this study were 1,540 women within the age range 45-65 years in Irepodun Local Government of Osun state. Therefore, 308 respondents were purposively selected. However, adding 10% attrition rate, the eventual sample size was 339. However, 311 questionnaires were retrieved for data analysis. The research instrument used was a self-design questionnaire tagged Menopausal – Related Health Symptoms Questionnaire (MRHSQ). Copies of the instrument were given to two experts in the field of Nursing and Test & Measurements. The data collected from the pilot study was used to estimate the reliability of the instrument using Cronbach’s Alpha to measure the internal consistency of the instrument which yielded 0.821. Inferential Statistics of multiple regressions was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study revealed that socio-demographic factors such as marital status, parity, occupation and educational qualification were related to domains of menopausal-related health symptoms. It was recommended among others that healthcare professionals should be able to accurately describe and understand how socio-demographic factors of women are related to menopausal-related health symptoms. This will help in providing necessary health care for such women experiencing menopausal-related health symptoms.
Keywords: Socio-demographic Factors, Women, Menopausal-Related, Health Symptoms,
Cite this article:
Author(s), ADEFILA, KEHINDE BUKOLA (RN, RM, RPHN, BNsc), AJAO, FUNKE FELICITAS (RN, RM, RPHN, BNsc), (2020). “Influence of Socio-Demographic Factors of Women On Menopausal-Related Health Symptoms in Osun State, Nigeria”. Name of the Journal: Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 74- 85. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3884292 , Issue: 3, Vol.: 1, Article: 8, Month: June, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues/
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