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EEO. 2021; 20(1): 5688-5697

Comparative Study Of Quality Of Life In Post-Menopausal Group – Working Women Vs. Homemakers Using Whoqol -Bref Scale

Dr. Aditi Kulkarni, Ruchi Patel, Amreen Samnani, Shivani Nambiar.


Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life. It observes life satisfaction, including everything from physical health, family, education, employment, wealth, safety, and security to freedom, religious beliefs, and the environment. The expression of quality of life as the degree of satisfaction or dissatisfaction felt by people with various aspects of their lives. Or, put more simply, quality of life is the provision of the ‘necessary conditions for happiness and satisfaction. The aim of this study is to compare quality of life in post- menopausal age group- wworking vs. hhomemaker women using WHOQOL-BREF scale. It’s a cross-sectional study of comparison between two groups. In this study sample of forty women (twenty working and twenty home-makers) in the age range of 50-60 years were approached to carry out the study. The comparison was done in four domains namely physical health, psychosocial, social relationships and environment of quality-of-life scale. P Value of Domain 1 (Physical Health) and Domain 2 (Psychological) value were below 0.05 viz. 0.33 & 0.001 respectively which indicates significant difference in values of working and homemakers. The study concludes that women of post-menopausal period both working and homemakers are very important to be considered for occupational therapy since it influences psychological, social, and emotional aspects due to physiological changes.

Key words: Depression, Menopause, Quality of Life

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