Effects of Adequate Prescription and Administration of Sports Activities in the Control of Menopausal Health Conditions among University Female Academic Staff


Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs in the life of every woman from the age of 50 and above which marks the permanent end of monthly periods and fertility. (Menstruation)The condition is accompanied with hot flashes, night sweat, mood swings, fatigue and difficulty in concentration. Considering these health problems associated with menopause which the female staff of any university has to grapple with in addition to the sedentary and stressful nature of the job (task) of lecturing, the researcher decided to further examine the effect of adequate prescription and administration of sports activities in the control of menopausal conditions among university female academic staff of Nigerian universities. A sample of 200 female academic staff of three universities (federal, state and private) respectively were purposively selected, whose age range was between 40 and 55 years, at the rate of 34 respondents from each of the universities. Questionnaire on use of adequately prescribed sports activities in the control of menopausal health conditions experienced by women as they advanced in age on their job (task) as academic staff of their universities. The reliability of the instrument was done using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) which gave r = 0.89. All the tested hypotheses were rejected. It was recommended that university authorities in Nigeria must enforce the observance of one lecture-free afternoon per week, during which the female lecturers particularly must be adequately engaged in planned sports activities to enable them attain optimal physical fitness necessary for their job (task).

Keywords: Menopausal Health Condition, Menopausal Syndrome, Menopausal Transition Period, Post Menopause, Pre-Menopausal

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