2016, Cilt 3, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 016-026
Determining the Menopause Related Problems, Coping Methods and Perspectives of Women Having Menopause in Sanliurfa
Ülkü ÖZER1, Fatma GÖZÜKARA2
1Harran Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye
2Harran Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksek Okulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye
Keywords: Menopause, women, nursing

Aim: This study was conducted to determine the menopause related problems, coping methods and perspectives of the women having menopause.

Material and Methods: This study has a descriptive design. Sample selected by using 30 cluster-sampling methods and total 300 women were included. Data collected through faceto- face interviews with structured survey between the dates February-July 2013.

Results: Most common problems women suffered from menopause were numbness, tingling in hands and feet, headache and attention deficit. Most common coping method with the tingling problem is going a doctor; taking a painkiller for a headache. While menopause's positive aspects mentioned as involving in decision-making process, not giving birth and discontinuation of menstruation; negative aspects mentioned as increase in disease frequency, digestion problems, gaining weight, increase in pain, aggression, sweating, distress, urinary incontinence problem.

Conclusion: We observed that women experience many problems from many systems and cannot deal effectively with the identified problems.