Perimenopausal Stress Reactions: The Role of Awareness in the Experience of Symptoms

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Ammu G Nair, Dr. Sonia George


Perimenopause is a phase of hurdles encountered by all women during their middle age yet experienced differently by each. Multitude factors bestow the experience and manifestation. Awareness is one major factor among those. Being aware about the phase and being rightly informed is highly significant in finding the ways and means to manage the symptoms. The level of awareness among women is a matter of contemplation among researchers. Moreover, assiduous studies are needed to understand the veracity of the information women have. The present study focuses on the significance of awareness on the perimenopausal stress reactions of women during the period. The study is done on 478 women from the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, and Thrissur. MannWhitney U test was used to analyse the data. SPSS 21 version was used in the analysis. The results revealed a significant difference between women who said they were aware about the period and those who did not.

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