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Title: Sahar Sahar
Authors: M. Yakout, Sahar.
M. kamal, Samar.
Moawed, Salma.
Keywords: Menopause; quality of life; Saudi; women
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Journal of American Science 2011;7(5):776-783
Abstract: This work aimed to study assesses the effect of menopause symptoms on Saudi women’s quality of life. A descriptive study was carried out on a convenient sample of 120 women during their menopausal period who attended two gynecologic clinics, in Riyadh, KSMC and Taif, KSA. The subjects were interviewed individually throughout a period of 10 months from February 2010 to November 2010. An interview questionnaire and Greene Climacteric Scale by Greene J.G. 1998 and Germain et al 2001 and menopausal symptoms list by Schneider, H.P.G. - 2002 and the Manchester health questionnaire was developed by (Bugg et al, 2001 and Bresilda S 2004 were used for data collection. The results showed 80% of none educated menopausal women had poor quality of life, 75% of the worker also, had poor quality of life and 63.7% of them who were multipara had poor quality of life. The Pearson correlation test proved a negative significant correlation between the total mean score of quality of life and total mean score of menopausal symptoms. The study concluded that Saudi menopausal women in the study subjects experience high prevalence of menopausal symptoms that adversely affected their quality of life. Women’s general characteristics such as: educational level, cohabitation, family size and their gravidity were among factors contributed to their poor quality of life.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18076
ISSN: 1545-1003
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