Quality of life among Iranian postmenopausal women participating in a health educational program

Gholrokh Moridi, Roonak Shahoei, Shahnaz Khaldi, Fariba Sayedolshohadaei

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v1i2.42

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) in postmenopausal period has taken much attention especially in recent years, since almost one third of woman are living in postmenopausal age. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of health educational program among Iranian postmenopausal women.

METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in Sanandaj (Kurdistan, Iran). Forty menopausal women were recruited for the study. Data were collected using the Persian version of menopause-specific quality of life questionnaire (MENQOL) at the University of Toronto, Canada. After an initial evaluation and estimation of educational needs, educational intervention was performed weekly, for three consecutive weeks; each section lasted 45-60 minutes. The inclusive criteria were age of 45 years or older, married, residing in Sanandaj, having normal pressure and not using any types of alternative hormone therapy 6 months prior to the study.

RESULTS: Mean age was 45.5 ± 2.5 years. Results showed that the mean score of QOL scale positively was affected by the health educational program.

CONCLUSION: This study showed that an appropriate training to menopausal women can improve their QOL and promote their health.


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Education, Menopause Women, Quality of life

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