Assessment of Quality of Life among Post-Menopausal Women Visited in Tertiary Care Hospital in Barmer (Rajasthan)
Quality of Life among Post-Menopausal Women
Background: Menopause is a universal event in a women’s life causing a variety of physical, vasomotor, psychological and sexual symptoms. Hence; the present study was planned for assessing Quality of Life (QOL) Among Post-Menopausal Women Visited in Tertiary Care Hospital in Barmer (Rajasthan).Subjects and Methods: A total of 50 postmenopausal women were reenrolled in the present study. Postmenopausal women with more than one history of amenorrhea were included in the present study. Detailed demographic and clinical data of all the subjects was obtained. Modification of a preexisting menopause-specific QOL (MENQOL) questionnaire was used in the present study. All the items of the questionnaire were graded as present of absent. Sum total of all the symptoms comprised of QOL of postmenopausal women. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Night sweats were found to be present in 56 percent of the subjects. Dissatisfaction with personal life and nervous feeling was found to be present in 58 percent and 8 percent of the subjects. Depression and weight gain was found to be present in 66 percent and 70 percent of the patient population. Conclusion: Menopausal significantly affects the quality of life of women. Adequate awareness programs should be started for increasing the awareness among women regarding postmenopausal symptoms.