Quality of Life Among of Menopausal Women in Saudi Arabia

Hoda A. Elazim, Sahar M. Lamadah, Luma Al Zamil

Abstract


Objective: to assess the menopause related symptoms and their impact on the women’s quality of life.

Methods: A descriptive design was carried out in Obstetrics and Gynecological department at maternity and children hospital in Makkah Al Mukkarrmah. Convenient sample composed of 90 women at range of from 40-60 years were recruited in the study. Interviewing sheet that was designed by the investigators and Menopause Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire were used to collect the data.

Results: The present study showed that the most severe symptoms in vasomotor, psychosocial, physical and sexual domains were, hot flushes (29%), experiencing poor memory (48.3%), being dissatisfied with their personal life (44.8%), Low backache (41.9%), and change in your sexual desire (36.8%).
The overall scores of menopausal quality of life for each domain are indicated that the highest mean score in sexual domain (3.19± 1.99), following by psychosocial (2.94± 1.45) then vasomotor (2.55± 1.53) and finally physical symptoms (2.28± .749).

Conclusions: The present study concluded that most severe symptoms in vasomotor, psychosocial, physical and sexual domains were, hot flushes, experiencing poor memory, being dissatisfied with their personal life, low backache, and change in your sexual desire. The mean scores of physical and vasomotor domain were significantly more in postmenopausal (PM) group then menopausal transition MT group. While the mean scores of each domain suggest that menopausal symptoms were associated with decrease in women quality of life.

Keywords


Menopause - Menopausal symptoms- Quality of life – MENQOL

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