Menopausal-specific quality of life among women in Hong Kong

  • Cheng LS Winnie
  • Wong MF Florence

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the menopausal-specific quality of life and assess its relationship with the socio-demographic characteristics in menopausal and post-menopausal women in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 218 women aged between 45 and 80 or over. The quality of life was assessed by Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOLTM). Results showed that the mean scores for vasomotor domain: 2.59 ± 1.71; psycho-social domain: 2.77 ± 1.39; physical domain: 2.89 ± 1.23 and sexual domain 2.60 ± 1.16. The physical domain had the highest score in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Univariate analysis demonstrated that younger and less educated working post-menopausal women perceive lower quality of life. Our findings suggest that menopausal-related symptoms affect the quality of life.

Published
2018-01-26
How to Cite
WINNIE, Cheng LS; FLORENCE, Wong MF. Menopausal-specific quality of life among women in Hong Kong. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, jan. 2018. ISSN 2345-7198. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jnhc/article/view/1246>. Date accessed: 17 june 2019.