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Natl J Community Med. 2016; 7(3): 160-164


A Study of Quality of Life among Peri-Menopausal Women in a Rural Field Practice Area of a Medical College in Karnataka

Ravi Kumar, Ayesha S Nawaz, Sharan Kumar Holyachi, Varadaraja Rao.

Abstract
"Context: Women in peri-menopausal age group experience physiological changes, when they reach midlife. During this transition from pre-menopause to menopause, they may experience changes which may affect their quality of life. The study was conducted to assess the quality of life among the peri-menopausal women.
Methodology: This Community based cross-sectional study was carried out among 214 peri-menopausal women (40 to 60 years) during April- May 2014, in the rural field practice area of a Medical college in Davangere, Karnataka. A pre designed, pretested questionnaire based on Menopausal Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) was used to collect information on Quality of Life.
Statistical analysis used: The data was analysed using epi info 7. A Comparison was made between mean QOL score of each domain for premenopausal and post-menopausal women using Wilcoxon Mann Whitney test.
Results: The mean age of study participants was found to be 51.01 5.9 years. The mean age at menopause was 44.063.065 years. Physical symptoms (98.6%) like aching in muscles or joints, decrease in physical strength were the predominant symptoms experienced by peri-menopausal women.
Conclusions: The quality of life of postmenopausal women was poor when compared to pre-menopausal women.
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Key words: MENQOL, Peri-menopausal women, Quality of life.


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