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| Published: June 20, 2017

Construction and Validation of Menopausal Symptoms Checklist- An Exploration

Remya

Researcher, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu.India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jayan. C

Professor and Head of Department (Rtd) Department Of Psychology, University of Calicut. Kerala. India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.115/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.115

ABSTRACT

Aim of the present study is to construct a checklist of menopausal symptoms, which we can identify the pre, peri and post-menopausal symptoms systematically and objectively by content validation. Implications of the study have aimed for an integrated holistic approach for alleviating these menopausal symptoms .Thus helping the females to attain a tension free menopausal life. This study was conducted in two phases. In first phase a review of literature was done through Qualitative Analysis -Meta analytic technique to find out the Bio-Psycho-Social symptoms. Based on this, four major groups of menopausal symptoms-Vasomotor, Vaginal, Psychological and Physiological symptoms were identified.  In Second Phase, a pilot study conducted using 50 participants between age group of 35-60 and Thematic Analysis was used to finalize the symptoms of menopausal checklist formed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.115/20170403

10.25215/0403.115

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017