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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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CRUZ MARTINEZ, Epifanio Andrés; CRUZ ANGUIANO, Verónica; MARTINEZ TORRES, Jorge  and  BOO VERA, Darinel. Quality of life in women during their climacteric. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.4, pp.10-15. ISSN 2448-4865.

Objective: To determine quality of life level in women at climacteric stage, in a primary care treatment center at Tapachula Chiapas. Material and methods: This is a tranversal, descriptive, prospective study, realized in female population with climacteric criteria from 45 to 59 years; variables were registered as socio demographic and familiar. We practice Kupperman Index to estimate the strictness of the climateric symptoms and the specific menopause quality of life questionnaire (MENQOL). We made statistical descriptive analysis. F-test to determine differences between mean's dimensions, chi-square to proportion differences, p value and confidence intervals for statistical significance. Results: We interviewed 499 women with inclusion criteria; the average age was 50.3 years. In concordance to Kupper-man Index those with a highest stage in the items lack of oxygen-sweat, bad temper, anxiety, insomnia, paresthesias and melancholy. The strictness of the climacteric symptoms were vale as 71.15% of the population were staged at slight symptoms, 24.85% modered symptoms and 4% severe symptoms. In specific menopause quality of life questionnaire, we found that major average where associated to physical and psycho-social dimensions, while minor averages corresponds on sexual and vasomotor dimensions. Conclusions: We found a positive correlation between Kupperman index at the field of climateric symptomatology and specific menopause quality of life questionnaire (p=000), most affected dimensions were vasomotor alterations and physical.

Keywords : Quality of life; climateric; questionnaire; woman.

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