Couples Awareness Regarding Andropause

Wafaa Gomaa Abdallah, Randa Mohmmed ; Mossa Soliman, Sahar 


Abstract


Andropause is increasingly becoming a global health concern as the world's population of aging males increases. A descriptive study design was used aiming to assess level of couples' awareness regarding andropause. The study was conducted in gynecological clinics at Ain shams University Maternity Hospital. two hundred eighty couples were included in the study through using a purposive sample technique. One tool of data collection was used named Andropause Arabic questionnaire sheet. The main result of the study indicated that 38.0% of the studied husbands their age ranged between 55 to 60 years old. While, 54.1% of wives' their age ranged between 45 to less than 50 years. In addition, 44.2% of husbands had higher educational level while, 42.0% of wives finished secondary education. Concerning couples' awareness 28.8 %, 50.0%, and 21.2% of husbands have incorrect, incomplete correct, and complete correct awareness regarding andropause comparing with 17.0 %, 60.6%, and 22.4% of wives have incorrect, incomplete correct, and complete correct awareness regarding andropause respectively. The current study concluded that inspite of andropause is increasingly becoming a global health concern as the world's population of aging males increases nevertheless less than one quarter of couple's had complete correct awareness regarding andropause. Based on this finding, the researchers recommended; conduction of educational programs targeting men by trained health care providers providing information regarding andropause


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Keywords Andropause
Issue Date 6-Jun-2013
Publisher المجلة المصرية للرعاية الصحية
Journal Egyptian journal of health care 
Series/Report no. 4;2
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/2070


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