THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE LEVEL OF ANXIETY OF WOMEN IN FACING MENOPAUSE IN THE MARGALAKSANA VILLAGE AREA SUMEDANG REGENCY
Keywords:Knowledge, Anxiety, Menopause, Women
Menopause is known as the end of menstruation or menstruation, and is often considered a scourge in a woman's life. most women start experiencing menopause symptoms in their 40s and peak at the age of 50. Many women complain that with the arrival of menopause they will become anxious. Anxiety that arises in postmenopausal women is often the presence of facing situations that were not previously feared. Such women are very sensitive to the emotional effects of hormonal fluctuations. Generally they do not get the correct information so that it is a negative effect that will be experienced after entering menopause. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between women's anxiety levels in dealing with menopause. The design of this study used a cross sectional research design which was conducted by sampling involving 74 respondents. Data collection was carried out in June 2022. Data was obtained using a questionnaire. Based on statistical tests using chi square, p value = 0.000 was obtained, there was a significant relationship between the level of knowledge and the level of anxiety in menopausal women in the Margalaksana village area, Sumedang district. that knowledge is an important domain that influences women's factors in dealing with menopause The results of this study are from 1 independent variable, namely the level of knowledge there is 1 level of anxiety in menopausal women in the Margalaksana village area, Sumedang district.