International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Knowledge of Perimenopausal Phase and Symptoms Women Experienced in Njoro District, Kenya
Damaris Adoyo Achar, Dolphin Odero – Wanga, Adijah Ali – Olubandwa

As women approach middle age, most of them experience a wide range of changes. With the decline of reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone, women experience a number of symptoms, which due may affect their normal way of life. This paper examines the knowledge of perimenopausal phase and the symptoms experienced by the women in Njoro District, Kenya. The study used a descriptive survey design. Snowball sampling technique was used to select 118 women in their perimenopausal phase. Data was collected using interviews and focus group discussions. The validity and reliability of the instruments were ascertained using content validity and Cronbach coefficient alpha respectively. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics. Results of the study indicated that most of the women were ignorant about the perimenopausal phase with various symptoms. The study recommends that for this phase to be handled positively there should be awareness creation about it and its implications.

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