Author: Zunaira Aziz
Supervisor: Humaira Naz
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The aim of present study was to investigate the difference between quality of life and psychological well-being of women consulting gynecologist, with and without menopausal complications. It was hypothesized that women with menopausal complications would likely to have high scores on quality of life and psychological wellbeing. Secondly, women with peri menopausal complications would likely to have high scores on quality of life and psychological wellbeing. Thirdly, there would likely to be a significant interaction of complication category and menopause type on quality of life and psychological wellbeing of women with menopausal complications. Between group research design was used. Purposive sampling strategy was employed for the selection of sample. Sample consisted of 70 menopausal women from the gynecological out departments of hospitals with age range of 40-65 (M= 50.7, SD= .50). Women with menopausal complications had age ( M= 45 years, SD=.23) and women without menopausal complication with mean age of 57.5 years (SD=.28).Quality of life and psychological well-being was assessed through Menopause Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire by Hilditch, et al., (1996) and Trait Wellbeing Inventory by Delbart, (1992). Results showed that women with menopausal complication reported impairments in vasomotor and physical related quality of life. Similarly, they reported less psychological wellbeing on mood level and general life satisfaction. Women with peri and post menopause complications reported similar scores on quality of life and psychological wellbeing. It was concluded that women with subsequent menopausal complication manifests impairment in physical and vasomotor domain of quality of life. They are also prone to experience emotional changes and less satisfaction with present, past and future life as they scored high on trait wellbeing inventory.
Keywords: Menopausal Complication, Pre and Post Menopause, Quality of Life, Psychological Well-being.
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