Author : Sesca Solang*, Gusti Ayu Tirtawati, Amelia Donsu
In Asia, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data, in 2015 the number of elderly women was expected to increase from 107 million to 373 million. In Indonesia, currently in 2016 in Indonesia, menopausal women only reached 14 million or (7.4%) of the total population. In 2016 in East Dumoga district, the population of women aged 45-59 years is about 1.444 or (14.5%) of 9891 female population, in 2016 the population of women aged 45-59 in Dumoga are about 103 people or (15.2%) of the 678 of women population. The purpose of this research is to know the relationship between mothers knowledge and attitude toward physical change during menopause in Dumoga, East Dumoga District of Bolaang Mongondow Regency. The type of this research is analytic research through quantitative approach with cross sectional design. The population of this study were all mothers who entered menopause in Dumoga which was 103 people and the sample used was 50 respondents using consecutive sampling. Data collection was obtained from the questionnaires and checklist measurement. Data analysis using chi-square with significance level α = 0.05. The research result of the relation between mothers knowledge and attitude towards physical change counted of respondents with good knowledge and positive attitude were 20 people (40%) while less knowledgeable respondent and negative attitude were 16 people (32%). The result of the analysis is p-value = 0.002 <α (0.05) which means there is a significant correlation between mothers knowledge and attitude toward physical change during menopause. There is a significant relationship between mothers knowledge and attitude toward physical changes during menopause in Dumoga. It is recommended for East Dumoga District government to cooperate with Puskesmas in order to provide information through health counseling, for menopause women. Key words: Knowledge, Attitude, Physical Changes, Menopause.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD