Eslam Lotfy Ali Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Sahar Ahmed Shafik, Dr. Sahar Mahmoud S. El Awady


Background: Menopausal age is the permanent termination of menstruation in women due to reduced ovarian hormones secretion and usually occurring in the range of age between 45 and 55 years which characterized by biological, psychological and physiological changes. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate health education program about women adaptation methods for menopausal symptoms. Design: Quasi-experimental research design was used. Sample: Purposive sample used`. Sample Size: 119 menopause women. Setting: study was conducted at 4 Maternal and child health centers at El-Miniacity (first, second, east and west MCH).Twotools:1st An interview questionnaire composed of three parts (demographic characteristics, medical history & knowledge of women about menopausal symptoms).2nd tool: An observation check list to observe practices of women about adaptation methods to decrease menopausal symptoms. Results: the mean age of menopaused women was 47.32±8.002years.85%of them had good total knowledge at the post education program.Also,85% of menopaused women had satisfactory level of practices about adaptation methods for menopausal symptoms.85% of them had highly statistically significant improvement in women’s practice to reduce menopausal symptoms post implementation of health educational program than pre -program. Conclusion: There was a marked improvement in women's total knowledge about women adaptation methods for menopausal symptoms after apply health education program than pre program. Additionally, there was statistically significant improvement in women’s total practice score regarding adaptation methods of menopausal symptoms after applying health education program, than pre-program. Recommendations: Continuous health education program about women adaptation methods for menopausal symptoms in MCH centers and obstetrics& gynaecological outpatient clinics in other places to generalize the results.

Key words: Menopausal Symptoms, Women, and Adaptation methods

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