Author: Farhana Nasim
Supervisor: Ms. Omama Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted explore the relationship between psychological distress and quality of life of women during menopause. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between psychological distress and quality of life of women during menopause. A non probability purposive sampling technique was used. A sample of 150 menopausal women (75 working and 75 non-working) was collected from Jinnah Hospital, Lahore and Services Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10, Kessler, 1992) and Utian Quality of Life Scale (UQOL, Utian, 2002) were used for assessment. Pearson Product Moment correlation and Independent sample t-test were used to analyze data. Positive correlation was found between psychological distress and quality of life of women during menopause. Psychological distress and two facts of quality of life and which emotional quality of life was positively correlated with each other. No difference was found between quality of life of working and non-working women during menopause. This research has important implication for provision of psychological intervention of women who are facing menopause.
Keywords: psychological distress, quality of life, menopause.
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