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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

Print version ISSN 0048-766XOn-line version ISSN 0717-7526

Abstract

LOPEZ A, Fanny; SOARES DE LORENZI, Dino Roberto  and  D'ANDRETTA TANAKA, Ana Cristina. CALIDAD DE VIDA DE MUJERES EN FASE DE TRANSICIÓN MENOPÁUSICA EVALUADO POR LA MENOPAUSE RATING SCALE (MRS). Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2010, vol.75, n.6, pp.375-382. ISSN 0048-766X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262010000600006.

Background: There were changes in the recent decades in the population pyramid due an increase the number of women in climacteric phase, this antecedent, connected with the concept of quality of life, has given greater relevance to the study of the changes that occur in this stage of life. Objectives: To identify the frequency and intensity of the symptoms of the menopausal transition. Methods: A cross-sectional comparative population-based study was conducted. The selection of 969 women aged 45-64 years treated in the Primary Care Health Services of the Occident Region of Santiago, Chile. The Menopause Rating Scale was used to assess the severity of climacteric symptoms. Data were analyzed using the chi-squared test, T of Student test, the Mann-Whitney test; a probability of 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The average age of premenopausal women were 49.1 ± 3.0 years and 55.3 ± 5.7 years in postmenopausal. The most frequent symptoms and of greater intensity was the muscle and joint discomfort, the domain most affected was the psychological with a moderate intensity and socio-demographic profile were similar for both menopausal groups. Conclusion: The global score of the MRS scale for both groups are classified in the category of moderate intensity, but in the postmenopausal group, the score was higher, resulting in a lower quality of life for these women, mainly due the psychological domain.

Keywords : Climacteríc; menopause; quality of life; MRS Scale.

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