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Assessment of Quality of Life among Menopausal Women with a View to develop an Information Booklet

Timi Thomas, Neetha Kamath

Keywords : Menopausal women, Menopause-specific quality of life questionnaire, Quality of life

Citation Information : Thomas T, Kamath N. Assessment of Quality of Life among Menopausal Women with a View to develop an Information Booklet. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2018; 6 (1):57-61.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1137

Published Online: 01-07-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Introduction: Menopause is a natural process that all women go through. It is believed that a major physical and psychological change in a woman's life occurs during this period, though every woman may view these changes differently depending on the society and culture they belong to. And, it is also believed that quality of life (QOL) during this transitional period plays a major role in the remaining life of the woman. Evidences support the clinical importance of the transition for many women as a period of temporary changes in health and QOL and long-term changes in several health outcomes may influence women's QOL and the likelihood of healthy aging. Aim: The aims of the study were to assess the QOL among women using structured Menopause-specific quality of life (MENQOL) questionnaire and to find out the association between the QOL among women with selected demographic variables. Materials and methods: The researchers used quantitative research approach in the study. A descriptive survey design was used in the study. The sample consisted of 100 menopausal women, selected using convenient sampling technique. The investigator used the demographic pro forma and standardized MENQOL questionnaire for collecting the data. After the assessment of QOL among menopausal women, the researcher distributed the information booklet on menopausal health. The study findings have shown that the participants had average QOL in their menopausal period. An information booklet on menopausal health may improve the QOL among menopausal women and create an awareness regarding menopausal symptoms and its management. Conclusion: The following conclusions were drawn based on the findings of the study: • Most of the mothers had average QOL during menopausal period. • An information booklet regarding menopausal health was effective in creating awareness among menopausal women on QOL during menopausal period.

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