A Compartive Study on Depression among Married and Unmarried after Menopause


Authors : Sony Varghese, Mary Shalu Jose, Dr. Anjana Krishna

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 3 - March

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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Menopause is a normal physiological change in women’s life. During menopause various hormonal changes occur in women that brings about drastic alterations in psychological status of the individual typically causing mood swings, depression and anxiety. This study primarily focuses on comparing depression level between married and unmarried females after menopause. A group of two categories a married and an unmarried after menopause, between the age group of 55 to 65 were selected for this study. Each group consisted of 25 subjects with a total of 50 subjects. The depression level was assessed using Goldberg’s depression scale and the data were statistically analysed using SPSS (version 20.0). The results showed that majority of unmarried (48%) had moderate to severe depression but in case of married group, majority (64%) had no depression. The differences in the result were found to be statistically significant with p value <0.05. On comparison it is evident that unmarried females suffered more levels of depression than married females.

Keywords : Menopause, Married, Unmarried, Depression.

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