The Association between Menopause Knowledge and Anxiety among Menopausal Women in Sleman, Yogyakarta


Astuti Apriani, Suesti

 

Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Menopausal anxiety is experienced by many women around the world. Menopause can cause physical and emotional side effects that interfere with a healthy life. Menopause can affect overall mood. Women may feel happy one day but then down the next day. This study aimed to examine the association between knowledge and anxiety among menopausal women.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Gamping II Community Health Center (Puskesmas), Sleman, Yogyakarta. A total sample of 61 menopausal women aged 40-55 years was selected for this study. The dependent variable was anxiety. The independent variable was knowledge about menopause. The data were collected using questionnaire and analyzed by Spearman correlation.

Results: Knowledge about menopause was associated with anxiety, and it was statistically significant.

Conclusion: Knowledge about menopause is associated with anxiety among menopausal women.

Keywords: knowledge, anxiety, menopause

Correspondence: Astuti Apriani. Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. Jl. Siliwangi (Ring Road West) No. 63 Mlangi, Nogotirto, Gamping, Sleman 55292, Yogyakarta. Email: astuti.eden@gmail.com. Telephone: (0274) 4469199 Fax: (0274) 4469204.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.03.41

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