Volume 8, Issue 4 (OCTOBER 2009)                   Payesh 2009, 8(4): 343-348 | Back to browse issues page

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2009; 8: 343-348
Accepted for publication: 27 November 2008
[EPub a head of print-17 August 2009]

Objective(s): To evaluate the effect of menopausal training for husbands on perceived social support by peri menopausal women.
Methods: In this clinical trial, 102 women aged 45-60 years were randomly assigned in two groups in Gonabad, Iran. Demographic questionnaire and social support scale completed by all of the women and knowledge questionnaire completed by their husbands, then face to face education about menopause were scheduled for husbands in intervention group. One month later all of the women completed social support scale and their husbands completed knowledge questionnaire.
Results: The mean knowledge score of husbands in intervention group was higher after training (10.40 vs 7.35) and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). Also, there was significant difference in mean of perceived social support by women befor and after training sessions (10.95 vs 8.62, P= 0.006).
Conclusion: Menopausal training for husbands increases perceived social support by menopausal women. It seems that training programs on menopause must be designed for husbands in order to inhance support in women.

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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2009/10/15

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