IMPACT OF MENOPAUSE ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG INDIAN WOMEN

LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title IMPACT OF MENOPAUSE ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG INDIAN WOMEN
 
Creator Kaur, Navdeep
Kaur, Ravinder
 
Subject Menopause
MENQOL Questionnaire
Quality of Life
Indian Women
 
Description Research Objectives: The objective of the study was to assess the impact of menopause on the quality of life of Indian women.
Methodology: 155 women, in the age range of 40 to 60 years, from various parts of India were included in the study based on inclusion criteria (mentally oriented women not using hormonal replacement therapy, without history of hysterectomy and medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes and thyroid problems). Menopause-specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaire was used to assess the presence of symptoms in vasomotor, psychosocial, physical and sexual domains. Menopausal status was categorized as Late perimenopausal, Early perimenopausal, Premenopausal and postmenopausal.
Findings: Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data. The average age of participants was 50.7 years with average BMI of 25.9. A largest no. of women were in the postmenopausal status (n=115), followed by premenopausal (n=19), early perimenopausal (15) and late perimenopausal (n=6) status. Most common symptom in vasomotor domain was sweating (38.06%), in psychosocial domain feeling anxious (25.80%) and depressed (25.16), in physical domain decrease in physical strength (49.67%), feeling tired (48.38%), lack of energy (47.74%), low backache (47.74%), aching in muscles and joints (46.45%) whereas in sexual domain mild vaginal dryness during intercourse (30%) and change in sexual desire (28.67%).
Research Outcomes:  The menopausal symptoms lasted many years after the cessation of menstruation.  25-50%  of  prevalence  rate  in  various  domains indicates  a  need  to  adopt multidimensional approach, for the better management of menopausal symptoms.
Future Scope: Future study may be carried out with equal sample size in all the categories of menopausal status to identify the relationship between the severity of menopausal symptoms and the menopause status.
 
Publisher Global Research & Development Services Publishing
 
Date 2020-04-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/2308
10.20319/lijhls.2020.61.3045
 
Source LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences; Vol 6 No 1 (2020): Regular Issue
2454-5872
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/2308/3758
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Navdeep Kaur, Ravinder Kaur
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library