:: Volume 12, Issue 1 (Iranian south medical Journal 2009) ::
Iran South Med J 2009, 12(1): 81-88 Back to browse issues page
Quality of life and related factors in Menopausal women in Kashan city
Masoomeh Abedzadeh Mrs 1, Mahboobeh Taebi Mrs, Farzaneh Saberi Mrs, Zohreh Sadat Mrs2
1- , abedzadeh@kaums.ac.ir
2- Nursery and midwifery School
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Background: Menopause is a physiological event that occurs in women's life and result in physical, emotional and social changes which affects their quality of life. Because of controversial finding in previous researches and lack of such study in kashan city, this study investigated the quality of life in menopausal women and its related factors. Methods: A cross - sectional study was performed on 700 menopausal women aged 40-60 in Kashan city with cluster sampling. Menopausal Specific Quality of life questionnaire (MENQOL) was used for estimation of QOL and related factor such as age, job, educational level, marital status, duration of menopause, child at home, income satisfaction, marital satisfaction, exercise, smoking and family smoking were examined with statistical tests. Results: The quality of life was high in 17.9%, intermediate in 68.9% and low in 13.3% of women. Most of women had intermediate quality of life at vasomotor domain (67.3 %), psychosomatic domain (67.4%), physical domain(46.3%) and sexual domain (51.6%).Also there was a significant difference between quality of life and educational level (P=0.004), income satisfaction (P=0.01) and exercise (P=0.0001). Conclusions: Educational level, exercise and income satisfaction are related with quality of life in menopausal women. Based on our findings, we emphasis on teaching about menopause, its symptom and adverse effects. Also emphasizes the necessity use of non pharmacological methods such as exercise and change in life style and diet to improve quality of life in menopausal women.
Keywords: menopause, women’s quality of life, vasomotor, psychomotor, income
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/09/19 | Accepted: 2009/09/19 | Published: 2009/09/19

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