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The association between menopausal symptoms and general health among Iranian women with menopause: A cross-sectional study
Nasibeh Sharifi1, Shahnaz Najar2, Nazanin Rezaii3, Lida Jalili4, HamidehYazdizadeh5, Masumeh Yaralizadeh6
1Department of midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
2Menopause Andropause Research Center, Depatment of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
3Depatment of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
4Menopause Andropause Research Center, Depatment of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
5Depatment of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
6Lecturer in Midwifery Department, Menopause Andropause Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


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Keywords : Menopausal symptoms,General health, Goldenberg’s questionnaire, Menopausal women, Quality of life
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Abstract

Objectives: Health promotion leads to higher quality of life among women.The aim of this study was to investigate therelationship between menopausal symptoms and general health among women with menopause.

Materials and Methods:In this cross-sectional, 600 postpartum women in Ahvaz city of Iran were chosen in 2013-2014. They were recruited using the randomized cluster sampling method. Data was collected regarding the women’s demographic characteristics’ tool, the Goldenberg’s questionnaire and menopausal symptoms questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used for data analysis through SPSS version 19. The statistical tests were performed at the 95% confidence interval

Results:With regard to menopausal symptoms,sleep disorders (39%), myalgia (42.7%) and hot flashes (32.5%)werereported as moderate, severe and very severe, respectively. Also, 50.2% of the participantshad impairedgeneral health. Also, job, hot flashes, sleep disorders, myalgia, depression and aggressiveness were associated with general health (p<0.05).

Conclusion:Since menopause is a crisis in woman's life, there is a need to the improvement of public health and reduction of menopausal symptoms among postmenopausal women.

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