Merhaba Misafir

Effect of Health Promoting Lifestyle Education Program on reducing the menopausal symptoms of women in Turkey


Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effect of health-promoting lifestyle education given to menopausal women in accordance with Pender’s Health Promoting Model (HPM) on reducing the menopausal symptoms. Materials and Methods: This study is a semi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test control groups. In the first stage of the study, Socio-demographic Information Form (SIF) and Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) were applied to 401 menopausal women to determine the severity of their menopausal symptoms. In the second phase of the study, women with intense menopausal symptoms were randomly divided into two groups. 32 menopausal women in initiative group and 32 menopausal women were in the control group. One group, the experimental group, received Health-Promoting Lifestyle Education (HPLE), while the other group was the control group. Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II), and Self-Efficacy Scale (SES) were applied as pretests in both groups. Health-promoting lifestyle education was given to the experimental group twice with a one-week break between the sessions and the sessions were completed in four weeks. Results: Statistically significant decreases were found in the total MRS scores and subdimension scores of the menopausal women in experimental group after the education. Conclusion: Health-promoting lifestyle education was found to be effective in reducing the severity of menopausal symptoms.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.17826/cumj.487852
  • Cilt : 44
  • ISSN : 2602-3032
  • Sayı : 3
  • eISSN : 2602-3040
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 850-860
  • IO Kayıt No : 102743
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi