Prevalence of menopausal symptoms and quality of life after menopause in women from South India

Laxminarayana Bairy, Shalini Adiga, Parvathi Bhat, Rajeshwari Bhat

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Objectives: This study was carried out to establish the age at onset of menopause and the prevalence of menopause and menopausal symptoms in South Indian women. Materials and methods: Three hundred and fifty-two postmenopausal women attending the outpatient clinics of obstetrics and gynaecology department of Dr TMA Pai Hospital, a tertiary care Hospital in South India, were included in the study. The Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaire was used in the study. Data were presented as percentages for qualitative variable. Results: The mean age at menopause was 48.7 years. Most frequent menopausal symptoms were aching in muscle and joints, feeling tired, poor memory, lower backache and difficulty in sleeping. The vasomotor and sexual domains were less frequently complained when compared to physical and psychological domains. Conclusion: The age at onset of menopause in southern Karnataka (India) is 48.7 years which is four years more than the mean menopause age for Indian women. This could be attributed to better socioeconomic and health-care facility in this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2009

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Menopause
India
Quality of Life
Age of Onset
Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Health Facilities
Tertiary Healthcare
Back Pain
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Gynecology
Tertiary Care Centers
Emotions
Joints
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care
Muscles

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Prevalence of menopausal symptoms and quality of life after menopause in women from South India. / Bairy, Laxminarayana; Adiga, Shalini; Bhat, Parvathi; Bhat, Rajeshwari.

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