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Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study

Mansi Patel, Venu Shah, Hardika Kamani, Kantibhai Sonaliya.

Abstract
Background: Even though menopause is a natural phenomenon, it causes symptoms ranging from vasomotor symptoms to sleep disturbance, mood disorders, loss of sexual desire, and vaginal dryness. During the menopausal transition, women may experience a variety of symptoms. Many a time women are unaware of these symptoms and they do not seek treatment for the same.

Objective: (1) To assess menopausal-related symptoms among middle-aged women using menopause rating scale (MRS) and (2) to assess the severity of symptoms according to the menopausal status of women.

Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted among 425 middle-aged women residing in field practice areas of Urban Health Training Center of present teaching hospital. The menopausal status is classified according to STRAW + 10 classifications. The English version of the MRS questionnaire was used as a tool for assessing menopausal symptoms.

Results: Of 425 women evaluated, the mean age of attaining menopause was 42.8 years. Menopause-related symptoms were present among 304 (71.5%) women. Majority of women suffered joint and muscular discomfort (62.6%), 47.5% had hot flushes, and physical as well as mental exhaustion. Logistic regression analysis reveals that postmenopausal women had highest prevalence of menopausal symptoms as compared to other groups.

Conclusion: Age of attaining menopause was bit lower in present study. Availability of treatment modalities for various menopause-related symptoms requires women’s attention to improve their quality of life.

Key words: Menopause; Middle-aged Women; Menopause Rating Scale


 
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Patel M, Shah V, Kamani H, Sonaliya K. Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017


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Patel M, Shah V, Kamani H, Sonaliya K. Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=272800 [Access: December 18, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017


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Patel M, Shah V, Kamani H, Sonaliya K. Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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Patel M, Shah V, Kamani H, Sonaliya K. Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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Patel, M., Shah, V., Kamani, H. & Sonaliya, K. (2018) Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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Patel, Mansi, Venu Shah, Hardika Kamani, and Kantibhai Sonaliya. 2018. Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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Patel, Mansi, Venu Shah, Hardika Kamani, and Kantibhai Sonaliya. "Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study." doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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Patel, Mansi, Venu Shah, Hardika Kamani, and Kantibhai Sonaliya. "Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study." doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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Patel, M., Shah, V., Kamani, H. & Sonaliya, K. (2018) Current scenario of menopause-related symptoms using menopause rating scale among middle-aged women of Western India: A cross-sectional study. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0719814112017



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