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Impact of menopause on quality of life in community-based women in China.
Menopause. 2008 Jan-Feb; 15(1):144-9.M

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the impact of menopause, age, and other factors on quality of life (QOL).

DESIGN

Generally healthy women aged 35 to 64 years were recruited from a general community in Beijing, People's Republic of China. An instrument including the Chinese version of the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire was used to obtain data.

RESULTS

A gradual decline of QOL was seen from pre- to peri- and postmenopausal women in the same age group. Statistically impaired QOL was associated with the peri- and postmenopausal women in vasomotor and physical domains but only with the postmenopausal women in psychosocial and sexual domains. Early postmenopausal women presented the worse QOL in vasomotor, psychosocial and physical domains. The gradually declining sexual QOL was related to the advance of menopause. Age had a negative impact on QOL in vasomotor and sexual domains. Women who assessed their own health as common (fair) or weak (poor) reported worse QOL than those who decribed themselves as healthy. Women with a higher body mass index reported more vasomotor symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS

Menopause might have a negative impact on QOL independent of age in community-based women in China. There seemed to be a potential model of the relationship of menopause status to change in QOL, but this needs supporting evidence from longitudinal studies. The association of QOL with age and other factors also should be considered.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing, PR China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18030176

Citation

Chen, Ying, et al. "Impact of Menopause On Quality of Life in Community-based Women in China." Menopause (New York, N.Y.), vol. 15, no. 1, 2008, pp. 144-9.
Chen Y, Lin SQ, Wei Y, et al. Impact of menopause on quality of life in community-based women in China. Menopause. 2008;15(1):144-9.
Chen, Y., Lin, S. Q., Wei, Y., Gao, H. L., Wang, S. H., & Wu, Z. L. (2008). Impact of menopause on quality of life in community-based women in China. Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 15(1), 144-9.
Chen Y, et al. Impact of Menopause On Quality of Life in Community-based Women in China. Menopause. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):144-9. PubMed PMID: 18030176.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impact of menopause on quality of life in community-based women in China. AU - Chen,Ying, AU - Lin,Shou-Qing, AU - Wei,Yang, AU - Gao,Hong-Lian, AU - Wang,Shao-Hai, AU - Wu,Zheng-Lai, PY - 2007/11/22/pubmed PY - 2008/5/3/medline PY - 2007/11/22/entrez SP - 144 EP - 9 JF - Menopause (New York, N.Y.) JO - Menopause VL - 15 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of menopause, age, and other factors on quality of life (QOL). DESIGN: Generally healthy women aged 35 to 64 years were recruited from a general community in Beijing, People's Republic of China. An instrument including the Chinese version of the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire was used to obtain data. RESULTS: A gradual decline of QOL was seen from pre- to peri- and postmenopausal women in the same age group. Statistically impaired QOL was associated with the peri- and postmenopausal women in vasomotor and physical domains but only with the postmenopausal women in psychosocial and sexual domains. Early postmenopausal women presented the worse QOL in vasomotor, psychosocial and physical domains. The gradually declining sexual QOL was related to the advance of menopause. Age had a negative impact on QOL in vasomotor and sexual domains. Women who assessed their own health as common (fair) or weak (poor) reported worse QOL than those who decribed themselves as healthy. Women with a higher body mass index reported more vasomotor symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Menopause might have a negative impact on QOL independent of age in community-based women in China. There seemed to be a potential model of the relationship of menopause status to change in QOL, but this needs supporting evidence from longitudinal studies. The association of QOL with age and other factors also should be considered. SN - 1072-3714 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18030176/Impact_of_menopause_on_quality_of_life_in_community_based_women_in_China_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/gme.0b013e318115150e DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -