Assessment of Quality of Life and It’s SocioDemographic Correlates in Post Menopausal Women

Introduction: Psychological, somatic, and vasomotor problems, as well as sexual dysfunction, can accompany menopause. Current health-care paradigms, on the other hand, are blind to the fact that these symptoms have a substantial impact on a woman’s personal and social functioning, and hence her quality of life. As a result, the purpose of this study is to identify postmenopausal women’s quality of life as well as the socio-demographic factors that influence quality of life. Materials and Methods: 105 females aged 45 to 65 years old were questioned using the MENQOL questionnaire in a cross-sectional study in an urban slum region. Participants in the study were asked about their age, menopausal duration, education, occupation, job status, family income, marital status, and number of children. The participants in this study had an average age of 54.13 4.05 (45-62) years. Twenty percent of the 105 postmenopausal women who participated in the study were illiterate, while 26.7 percent had finished secondary school. The overall MEN-QOL score ranged from 62 to 148, with a mean of 101.3 23.44. Conclusion: Menopause has an impact on a woman’s physical and mental health, as indicated by the current study, which discovered that MEN-QOL scores were higher after menopause, indicating a lower quality of life. Age, a lack of education, a lower socioeconomic status, unemployment, and a lack of spouse support all contributed to a poor quality of life.

Author(s) Details

Dr. Purnima Raj
Department of Pharmacology, Late Shri Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Government Medical College, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India.

Dr. Namita Deshmukh
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

Dr. Avinash Borkar
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

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