DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20201474

A cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among middle aged female teachers in schools of Raipur city

Madhu Gaikwad, Shubhra Agrawal Gupta, Mini Sharma, Nirmal Verma, Shweta Shalini

Abstract


Background: Middle age is a bridge between adulthood and old age, which requires special attention. During middle age physical changes like menopause, aging along with psychological and social changes occur which may affect over all well-being and positive mental health status. So, the present study has been planned to assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among middle aged working females.

Methods: The present study was cross-sectional study carried out in 40 schools of Raipur city from 2017 to 2019. By using systematic random sampling method 40 schools were selected and from each school, all the female teachers aged 40-59 years were included in the study. MENQOL questionnaire was used to assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms.

Results: In the present study, mean age of the subjects was 48.99±5.65 years. 48.6% were postmenopausal. 97.68% of subjects had varying grade of MENQOL symptoms. 96.76%, 87.50%, 68% and 51.85% were experiencing physical, psychosocial, vasomotor and sexual symptoms respectively.

Conclusions: It was found that majority of the female's quality of life were found to be affected with different grades of menopausal symptoms. With increasing age symptoms also increases and significantly high among postmenopausal women.


Keywords


Menopause, Quality of life, Middle aged

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