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Assessment of quality of life and the evaluation of severity of depression among pre-, peri- and post-menopausal women

Author : Shanmugasundaram Rajagopal, Blessy Thankachan, Auslin Sam

The objective of the study is to assess the Quality of Life and the evaluation of severity of depression among pre-, peri- and post-menopausal women. We conducted a community based study where the people were chosen randomly and in compliance with the inclusion criteria. Two questionnaires were employed: (1) MENQOL to assess the quality of life in menopausal women and (2) PHQ-9 to assess the severity of depression. It was found that peri-menopausal women had the lowest quality of life and the highest severity of depression. Proper education and further research is needed in order to improve the patient’s quality of life as menopause brings about a lot of changes in the wellbeing of a woman.


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