Evaluation of quality of life and postmenopausal symptoms of postsmenopausal women – a prospective observational study
Keywords:Menopause, postmenopausal women, MSQOL, UQOL, quality of life
Background: Menopause is a phase of transformation from the reproductive to the non-reproductive period in a woman’s life. In the aging population it is nature’s defensive event against reproductive morbidity and mortality.“An individual’s insight of their position in conditions such as the value and culture systems in which they survive and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns” in life is defined as QOL. A negative effect on the common health and quality of life (QOL) as well as the contentment of middle-aged women may occur due to Menopause and associated biologicals.
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life and postmenopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.
Methods: In this present study 100 patients were recruited and studied for their demographic details and their postmenopausal qualityof life related aspects. The obtained data was analysed using the SPSS software.
Results: The mean menopausal age was found to be 45.6 years. The maximum and minimum menopausal ages were 37 and 60 respectively in this study. On analysis, MSQOL revealed that 89% women suffered sexual symptoms, followed by 78% women who suffered physical symptoms like decrease in physical strength and stamina, aches in back of neck and head, aching muscles and joints. Approximately half of the women experienced vasomotor and psychological symptoms. UQOL revealed lower or poor QOL of the postmenopausal women. The overall average scores for occupational, health, emotional, sexual and total QOL for 100 participants was found to be 11.37, 21.03, 17.84, 3.67 and 53.34 respectively
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