The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of uncertainty among a convenience sample of 177 women attending an educational program on menopause and to determine whether an educational intervention modified uncertainty.
A one group pre-test post-test design was used.
Uncertainty, measured by the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale-Community Form (MUIS-C), was relatively high before, and decreased significantly after, the program.
Findings indicated that uncertainty is an important phenomenon associated with menopause.
Predictors of pre-program uncertainty (T1) were age and perceived level of knowledge.
Post-program uncertainty (T2) was predicted by preprogram uncertainty (T1), perceived knowledge gained and level of knowledge at (T2).
Mots-clés Pascal : Ménopause, Perception sociale, Attitude, Incertitude, Education sanitaire, Connaissance, Age, Niveau étude, Femme, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Menopause, Social perception, Attitude, Uncertainty, Health education, Knowledge, Age, Education level, Woman, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0104179
Code Inist : 002A26N02. Création : 09/06/1995.