MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG YEMENI WOMEN IN SANA’A CITY

  • Dua'a Jamal Mutahar Arab Board for Medical Specialization Scientific Council for Family & Community Medicine.
  • Ali Mohamed Assabri Prof of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, Republic of Yemen
  • Hassan Abdulwahab Al-Shamahy Department of Medical Microbiology and clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University.
  • Ammar Jaber Dubai Medical Collage, Dubai Medical University, Dubai, UAE.
  • Samar Al qadi Arab Board for Medical Specialization Scientific Council for Family & Community Medicine.

Abstract

Background: Menopause is a physiological phenomenon that can strongly affect the quality of life (QOL) of women.


Objectives: To analyzes the menopausal associated symptoms among contributors and their effect on quality of life. To also investigate sociodemographic factors affecting QOL.


Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 188 perimenopause and menopausal Yemeni women selected randomly from outpatient clinics of the main public hospitals in Sana'a, Yemen. Data was acquired using the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaire.


Results: The mean age at menopause was found to be 47±3.4. The majority of participants were postmenopausal (71.27 %), and (71.80 %) were married. The most prevalent symptoms were aching muscles and joints (55%), dissatisfaction with personal life (37.7%), night sweat (35%) and avoidance of intimacy (30%). The total scores of menopausal quality of life for each MENQOL domain revealed that the maximum mean score was recorded for physical domain (42.81± 17.87), followed by psychosocial (14.11±5.72), then sexual (6.93±2.46), and finally vasomotor domain (4.78±3.10).


Conclusion: The physical and psychosocial domains had upper mean MENQOL scores than vasomotor and sexual domains. There is a need to educate women about menopause and its symptoms and the need to seek medical advice from specialists and find a center for that.


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Peer Review History:


Received: 1 May 2021; Revised: 12 June; Accepted: 28 June, Available online: 15 July 2021


Academic Editor:  Ahmad Najiborcid22.jpg, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Makassar, Indonesia, ahmad.najib@umi.ac.id


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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 6.0/10


Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.5/10


Reviewers:


Dr. Gulam Mohammed Husainorcid22.jpg, National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders, Hyderabad, India, gmhusain@gmail.com


Dr. Salfarina Ramliorcid22.jpg, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. salfarina2892@uitm.edu.my  


Dr. Vanina Doris Edo’oorcid22.jpg, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroun, vanina_edoo@yahoo.com


Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Haddadorcid22.jpg, Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Medicine and Health Sciences,  Hadhramout University, Al-Mukalla, Yemen, alhaddadster@gmail.com


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Keywords: Menopausal symptoms, Menopause Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOL), Quality of life (QOL), Yemeni women

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Mutahar, D. J., A. M. Assabri, H. A. Al-Shamahy, A. Jaber, and S. Al qadi. “MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG YEMENI WOMEN IN SANA’A CITY”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 6, no. 3, July 2021, doi:https://doi.org/10.22270/ujpr.v6i3.600.
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