The Relation between Knowledge on Menopause and Anxiety Facing Menopause in Perimenopausal Women

1Yustina Vitia Insari, Esti Hayu Purnamaningsih

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Abstract:

This study aims to ascertain the relation between knowledge on menopause and anxiety with regards to facing menopause in perimenopausal women. It is hypothesized there is a negative relation between knowledge on menopause and anxiety with regards to facing menopause in perimenopausal women. The subjects in this study are 67 women, ages 40 to 50 years old, in the perimenopausal stage, married, and had never undergone a hysterectomy. All subjects completed two data-gathering instruments: facing-menopause-anxiety scale and knowledge on menopause questionnaire. Simple linear regression was used to analyze the data. The result obtained from this study indicates there is a significant relation between knowledge on menopause and anxiety with regards to facing menopause in perimenopausal women (p<0.05). It can be concluded there is a negative relation between knowledge on menopause and menopausal anxiety. Knowledge on menopause provides 7.5% effective contribution to menopausal anxiety in women in the perimenopausal stage.

Keywords:

anxiety, knowledge about menopause, perimenopausal

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 7
Pages8712-8723