African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014, pp. 295-300
Bioline Code: tc14047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014, pp. 295-300
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THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS IN REDUCING MENOPAUSAL COMPLAINTS IN TURKEY|
Ege, Emel; Kal, Halime Esra & Altuntuğ, Kamile
Background: Millions of women experience menopause every year, therefore the aim of this study is to determine the rates of application of
alternative methods applied by women in order to reduce their complaints caused by menopause and alternative application methods.
Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on 246 women in their menopausal period. The data was obtained by the researcher through
face to face interviews during the home visits. During the collection of data, a questionnaire form by the researcher that was developed in
accordance with the literature information was applied.
Results: 37.4% of women were determined to use alternative methods to reduce their menopausal symptoms. In the consequence of statistical
analysis, a significant relation was found between the menopausal complaints such as hot flashes, night sweats and sleeping problem and the use
of alternative methods in order to reduce their menopausal complaints (p<0.05).
Conclusion: It was determined that the women at their menopausal ages experienced vasomotor complaints and sleeping problems and they used
alternative methods to reduce those problems.
Menopause-hot flashes -Alternative medicine
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