Postmenopausal symptoms among Egyptian geripausal women
AbstractIncreases in life expectancies mean that women are spending longer periods of their life in a hypo-oestrogenic state. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the prevalence of postmenopausal symptoms among elderly Egyptian women in the geripausal phase. A sample of 400 community-dwelling elderly women aged > 65 years were recruited from 6 geriatric social clubs in Cairo. A full personal and medical history was taken from all participants. The menopause rating scale was applied to all participants after translation and linguistic validation in the Arabic language. The most prevalent postmenopausal symptoms were joint pain [90.3%], followed by sleep problems [84.0%] and physical and mental exhaustion [80.0%]. A statistically significant positive correlation was found between total menopause rating scale score and age, duration of menopause andj number of chronic diseases but not with age of menopause
Sweed, H.S., Elawam, A.E., Nabeel, A.M. & Mortagy, A.K. (2012). Postmenopausal symptoms among Egyptian geripausal women. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118298
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (3), 213-220, 2012
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WHO Scientific Group on Research on the Menopause in the 1990s (1994 : Geneva, Switzerland); World Health Organization (1996)