A Phenomenological Study of Turkmen Women's in Menopause Experience

Sanagou, Akram and Jouybari, Leila (2013) A Phenomenological Study of Turkmen Women's in Menopause Experience. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (35). pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Introduction: Menopause is a complex phenomenon in women with physical, psychological and social effects in middle adulthood. Although, menopause is a biological event, but its related social meanings determine how a woman understand and interpret this phenomena. The women’s perception of this transitional period depends of cultural norms, social issues and individual knowledge about menopause. The aim of this study was to explore menopause as experience in Iranian Turkmen women. Methods: This qualitative phenomenological study was conducted on 45 Turkmen women from Aqqalla, Bandar Turkman and Gonbad in Golestan province, located in Northern Iran, in 2008, who experienced natural menopause. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews. All of the interviews were tape recorded and transcribed line by line. Data were analyzed based van Manen phenomenological method. Results: Five main themes that explain Turkmen women’s experiences of menopause were resulted:

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:22
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5408

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