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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C
A study to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention program on knowledge regarding physiological and psychological problems of menopause and its management among school teachers in selected schools, Hubballi

Steffi Patil and Asha H Bhatakhande

Background of the study: Menopause is an unspoken, unattended, reality of life, the cause of which is still undeciphered completely by man. The average life expectancy of women is more but they face health issues due to the physiological and psychological condition of menopause. Long term complications of menopause is a major public health problem which will disrupt the quality of life.
Objectives
1.To assess the level of knowledge regarding physiological and psychological problems of menopause and its management among school teachers.
2.To evaluate the effectiveness of educational intervention program regarding physiological and psychological problems of menopause and its management among school teachers in terms of gain in knowledge scores.
3.To find out an association between pretest knowledge scores regarding physiological and psychological problems of menopause and its management among school teachers with their selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: An evaluative study was conducted among 40 School teachers of selected schools, Hubballi. The research design used for the present study was pre-experimental: one group pre-test, post-test design. Non- Probability, purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. The data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: In the pre-test, majority of subjects 28 (70%) had average knowledge, 08 (20%) had good knowledge and 04 (10%) had poor knowledge. Where as in post-test all 40 (100%) had good knowledge and none of them had average and poor knowledge regarding Physiological and Psychological Problems of Menopause and its management. There was a significant gain in knowledge of school teachers who were exposed to the educational intervention program i.e. 45.97%. The paired ‘t’ value (tcal =26.516*) at p<0.05 level of significance for knowledge proved that the stated hypothesis i.e. the mean post-test knowledge scores of school teachers in Selected schools who were exposed to the educational intervention program will be significantly higher than the pre-test knowledge scores at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: The study concludes that Educational Intervention Program was more effective for school teachers to increase and update their knowledge regarding Physiological and Psychological Problems of Menopause and its management
Pages : 151-155 | 62 Views | 31 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Steffi Patil, Asha H Bhatakhande. A study to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention program on knowledge regarding physiological and psychological problems of menopause and its management among school teachers in selected schools, Hubballi. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(2):151-155.
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