Assessment of Quality of Life in Menopausal Periods: A Population Study in Kashan, Iran


M Abedzadeh Kalarhoudi 1 , M Taebi 2 , Z Sadat 1 , F Saberi 3 , *

1 Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Department of Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Department of Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

How to Cite: Abedzadeh Kalarhoudi M, Taebi M, Sadat Z, Saberi F. Assessment of Quality of Life in Menopausal Periods: A Population Study in Kashan, Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(11):811-817.


Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 13 (11); 811-817
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 20, 2011
Accepted: August 29, 2011




Background: Menopause is a physiological process in women's life. The aim of this study was to assess QOL and related factors among menopausal women in Kashan city in Iran.


Methods: Seven hundred women aged 40–60 years were assessed using cluster sampling. Women with mental and physical problems or systemic diseases were excluded. Data were collected by standard questionnaire of quality of life in the menopause.


Results: The mean menopausal age was 47.6±4.1 years. 55.6% of women had been postmenopausal for less than 5 years. The overall mean scores obtained for each domain was 2.82±1.64 for vasomotor, 2.71±1.2 for psychosocial, 2.46±0.99 for physical and 2.89±1.73 for sexual domains.


Conclusion: Age, working status, physical activity, educational level, duration of menopause, income satisfaction, marriage satisfaction and the number of children in those living with family had influence on quality of life in menopausal women.


Menopause Quality of life Physical activity Income

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