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Revista médica de Chile

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LOPEZ-ALEGRIA, Fanny  and  SOARES DE LORENZI, Dino Roberto. Lifestyles and quality of life of post menopausal women. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.5, pp.618-624. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872011000500009.

Background: During menopause the quality of life of women can be seriously deteriorated and influenced by lifestyles. Aim: To assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms and their relationship with lifestyles and quality of life. Material and Methods: The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), a survey that measures menopausal symptoms and has questions related to lifestyles, was applied to 1023 women aged 54 ± 6years (range 45 to 64years), consulting in primary health care clinics. A multiple linear regression analysis was used to evaluate the association between menopausal symptoms and lifestyle. Results: Fifty six percent of women did not have a paid work, 64% were nonsmokers and 90% did not perform any physical exercise. The most frequent menopausal symptoms referred were muscle and joint ailments (85%) followed by mental and physical exhaustion (80%). Sedentary women, smokers or those who did not to have time for leisure activities showed worst quality of life scores. Conclusions: Postmenopausal women with unhealthy lifestyles had the lower quality of life scores and more menopausal symptoms.

Keywords : Life style; Menopause; Quality of life.

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