Does social support affect menopausal symptoms in menopausal women?
Simsek Kucukkelepce, Didem
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Purpose To determine the effect of perceived social support of menopausal women on their menopausal complaints. Design and Methods This descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 505 women. The data were obtained using personal information form, menopause rating scale, and multidimensional scale of perceived social support. Frequency, percentage, t test, analysis of variance Skewness and Kurtosis (+/- 1) and correlation were used in the analysis of the data. Findings In the study, it was found that there was a positive and significant relationship between menopausal symptoms and social support, and menopausal symptoms decreased as social support increased. Practice Implications Nurses should provide consultancy for women to increase their social support systems to decrease their menopausal complaints.
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