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:: Volume 26, Issue 1 (5-2018) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2018, 26(1): 43-51 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Education on Life Style in Menopausal Women
Sima Khavandizadeh Aghdam1 , Rafat Kazemzadeh * 2, Yalda Mahfouzi3
1- Dept of Midwifery, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
2- Dept of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran , r.kazemzadeh@arums.ac.ir
3- Dept of Psychology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
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Introduction: Period of menopause is known as a time of disorders or changes in such women’s bodies. However, these women don't know what these changes exactly are and how they can decrease this changes and disorders. This study mainly aimed at evaluating the effect of education on life style in menopausal women.
Materials & Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study accomplished on 75 menopausal women of  50-60 years old referred to Sabalan hospital in Ardabil  (easren Iran). A questionnaire of two parts was used to gather the necessary data. At first, the researcher invited menopausal women, and filled out their questionnaires through hearing their answers, then divided them into 5 groups of  15 members,  and finally completed  the pretest. Afterwards, the researcher trained every group in 8 sessions of one hour and a half for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks from finishing of training sessions, the researcher performed the posttest using  the same questionnaire by  interviewing. At the end, the data were analyzed by SPSS software (12 version), T kandal, and Mc Namar tests. Range of P value was less than 0/05.
Findings: The results of this study showed that education is positively effective on the habits of nutrition, exercise, walking, and exposure to sun light, leisure time, and sleeping.
Discussion & Conclusions: Education affect women manner to improve life style in menopausal period and it can cause promotion of women’s health.

Keywords: Education, life style, menopausal women
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Received: 2016/10/2 | Accepted: 2017/01/3 | Published: 2018/05/9
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Khavandizadeh Aghdam S, Kazemzadeh R, Mahfouzi Y. Effectiveness of Education on Life Style in Menopausal Women . J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2018; 26 (1) :43-51
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