Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Original Article

The Benefits of Planned Education for Women with Hearing Impairments on the Symptoms in the Climacteric Period

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Manisa Celal Bayar University Faculty of Health Sciences, Manisa, Turkey

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Manisa Celal Bayar University, Vocational School of Health Services, Manisa, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2022; 19: 152-161
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2022.26928
Read: 247 Downloads: 82 Published: 01 June 2022

Background: The climacteric period is a stage that includes premenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal periods and in which women experience emotional, physical, intel- lectual, social, and sexual changes. It is stated that women with hearing impairments have insufficient knowledge about the climacteric period. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of planned education for women with hearing impairments on the symptoms in the climacteric period.

Methods: Data were collected from 106 hearing-impaired women by using the women’s descriptive characteristics questionnaire and the Menopause Rating Scale. After the data collection phase, the planned education was given to women by using Turkish sign lan- guage. Three months after the education phase, climacteric symptoms were re-evaluated with the Menopause Rating Scale.

Results: Hot flashes, sleep problems, nervousness, apprehension/concern, physical, and mental fatigue mean scores decreased after the education. The mean score of the somatic (before education: 3.5 ± 3.2, after education: 3.0 ± 3.0), psychological (before education: 3.0 ± 3.6, after education: 2.2 ± 2.9), and the total Menopause Rating Scale (before education: 7.3 ± 6.8, after education: 6.2 ± 6.9) were determined significantly lower after the education.

Conclusion: It was determined that the education given to women with hearing impairments reduced the severity of symptoms experienced in the climacteric period.

Cite this article as: Yanıkkerem E, Esmeray N, Balık Ö. The effects of planned education for women with hearing impairments on the symptoms in the climacteric period. J Educ Res Nurs. 2022;19(2):152-161.

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