The Attitude of Premenopause Women 40 – 50 Years Old Toward Menopause at Sidokare District Nganjuk Regency
Menopause is considered as one of the female reproductive life events facing women in their mid life. It is depletion of ovarian function followed by a cessation of menstruation and is associated with many medical conditions that affect women health. The aim of this study was to improve the health of women at menopause through design and application of an educational program about menopause to improve the attitude of perimenopausal aged 40 – 50 years old women toward menopause. Research design was descriptive with cross sectional approach. The populations were 34 premenopause women . Sample technique used total sampling by taking all populations become samples. Research variable was the 40 -50 year old premenopause mothers attitudes in facing menopause age. Data collecting used questionnaire which had been examined validity and reliability, in RT 01 RW 01, Sidokare Village, Rejoso District, Nganjuk Regency on March 12 – 24 , 2018, which respondents only chose the suitable questions, then it was tabulated and given score, processing data included editing, coding, scoring, and tabulating. The result of this study showed that from 34 respondents observed premenopause mothers gave positive receive attitude 17 respondents (50%), positive respond attitude 17 respondents (50%), negative respond attitude 17 respondents (50%), positive appreciate attitude 15 respondents (44%), negative appreciate attitude 19 respondents ( 55.9%), positive responsible attitude 16 respondents (47,05%), negative responsible attitude 18 respondents (52.95%). The positive attitude in facing menopause age as many as 20 respondents (52.83%), the negative attitude in facing menopause age as many as 14 respondents (41.17%). It was concluded, that the level of attitudes of the studied women towards menopause was low before the health educational program and they improved significantly after program thus there is a strong need to make proper health education programs for perimenopausal women to improve their knowledge and attitude towards menopause. It was recommended to put menopause as priority on public health agenda and to plan and implement health educational programs for women about menopause and this programs should be integrated within the health care system.