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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
A comparative study to assess the knowledge of rural and urban women with regard to menopausal problems and its natural remedies at selected areas of Guntur (District), Andhra Pradesh

Aleti Kumari and Uppu Jayalakshmi

Objective: To compare the knowledge of rural and urban women with regard to menopausal problems and its natural remedies. 2) To associate the knowledge of rural and urban women with regard to menopausal problems and its natural remedies with their selected variables.
Materials and Methods: A comparative descriptive research design was adopted. A total 200 (urban (n=100) and rural (n=100)) menopausal women were selected by using non- probability purposive sampling technique. Data were collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Majority of the rural women 58 (58%) had moderate knowledge while among urban women majority 51 (51%) had inadequate knowledge. The mean knowledge of rural women was 17.73 with a standard deviation of 4.12 and regarding urban women the mean knowledge was 16.31 with a standard deviation of 3.88. There is a difference between the knowledge of rural and urban women with as the calculated independent‘t’ value was 2.51 at 0.05 level of significance. Association was found between the religion (χ2 =15.7) in rural women and occupation (χ2 =23.2) among urban women.
Conclusion: It is important to educate the women on menopausal problems and its natural remedies in way to improve their quality of living.
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How to cite this article:
Aleti Kumari, Uppu Jayalakshmi. A comparative study to assess the knowledge of rural and urban women with regard to menopausal problems and its natural remedies at selected areas of Guntur (District), Andhra Pradesh . Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2021;4(2):36-39.
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