Comparing Quality of Life of Elderly Menopause Living in Urban and Rural Areas.

Heidari, Mohammad and Sheikhi, Rahim Ali and Rezaei, Parvin and Kabirian Abyaneh, Shokouh (2019) Comparing Quality of Life of Elderly Menopause Living in Urban and Rural Areas. Journal of Menopausal Medicine. ISSN 2288-6478

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OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to compare the quality of life of elderly menopause living in urban/rural areas of Abadeh, Iran. METHODS: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 312 urban and 68 rural elderly population using the two-stage (systematic random classification) and objective-based sampling methods. Data were collected by Leiden-Padua questionnaire for assessment of quality of life in elderly menopause. SPSS software (version 21) and descriptive-analytical tests were used for data analysis. RESULTS: The results showed that the overall quality of life was 37.5 and 34.2 in rural and urban areas, respectively, and no statistically significant difference was observed between them. However, there was statistically significant difference in the mean score of depression and anxiety, cognitive function, social function, life satisfaction, and sexual activity in urban and rural elderly menopause (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: It seems necessary to pay more attention to the elderly menopause to improve their quality of life and consider proper planning for their empowerment and coping skills training. KEYWORDS: Elderly; Menopause; Quality of life; Rural population; Urban population

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Community-Oriented Nursing Midwifery Research Center
Depositing User: marzieye nazari .
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 04:19
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 03:32

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