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Assessment of influencing factors of the Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women, 2013-2014
Nazarpour S, Simbar M *, Ramezani Tehrani F, Alavi Majd H
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Nazarpour S1 (PhD), Simbar M2, 3* (PhD), Ramezani Tehrani F3 (MD), Alavi Majd H4 (PhD)

1 Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Chalus Branch, Chalus, Iran

2 Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery,

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences,

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Paramedicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Original Article

Received: 26 Jan 2016, Accepted: 3 May 2016

Abstract

Introduction: The Quality of life (QOL) in menopause could be influenced by different personal and social factors. This study was conducted to determine the influencing factors of the QOL in post-menopausal women in 2013-2014.

Methods: This population-based descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 405 post-menopausal women aged 40 to 65 years residing in Chalus and Nowshahr from October 2013 to May 2014. A multi-stage randomized sampling method was used. The data was collected through interview using the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BRIEF)WHOQOL-BREF), the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), and a researcher-made questionnaires, and was analyzed using the statistical software SPSS18.

Results: The mean total score of QOL was 54.53±7.18. The highest and lowest scores belonged to the Physical health and Psychological domains, respectively. The housewives were more likely to get a lower score of QOL compared to the employed women (p=0.023). The women with less-than-adequate monthly income had a lower score of QOL compared to people with adequate monthly income (p<0.001). The multiple linear regression analysis showed that the income adequacy, the waist-hip ratio, and the total score of MRS were predictors of total score of QOL.

Conclusion: Some personal and social factors as well as the severity of menopausal symptoms could affect the quality of life of post-menopausal women indicating that these factors should be considered to improve the quality of life of women in menopause period.

Key words: Menopause, Quality of Life, Influencing factors.

Please cite this article as follows:

Nazarpour S, Simbar M, Ramezani Tehrani F, Alavi Majd H. Assessment of influencing factors of the Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women, 2013-2014. Hakim Health Sys Res 2016; 19(2): 81- 88.

 

*Corresponding Author: Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Vali-Asr Avenue, Cross of Vali-Asr and Neiaiesh Highway, Opposite to Rajaee Heart Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Postal Code: 1996835119. Tel: +98- 21- 88655376; Fax: +98- 21- 88655378.
E-mail: msimbar@yahoo.com

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Received: 2017/05/3 | Accepted: 2017/05/3 | Published: 2017/05/3
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