Volume 26, Issue 1 (4-2016)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2016, 26(1): 48-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Golmakany A, Shariati Sarcheshmeh M, Marouzi P, Rezaie Sani T. Body Mass Index and its relation to menopausal women’s quality of life . J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2016; 26 (1) :48-55
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-625-en.html
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Introduction: In today’s world obesity has increasing prevalence and its prevalence in menopausal women is more than men. Menopause is the sign of elderly and it’s a biologic and inevitable milestone with noticeable effect on quality of life and knowing the effective factors on quality of life is very important issues in menopausal women’s life

Objective: The present study aimed to determine the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and Quality Of Life (QOL) of menopausal women in Neyshabur city

Methods: This descriptive co relational study was conducted on 375 women aging 40-65years from Neyshabur city in 2010 who were chosen by random multiple stage method and had no history of hysterectomy, oophorectomy or hormone replacement therapy. Data were gathered by demographic and the Menopausal Quality Of Life (MQOL) questionnaires in health centers and Mosques. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation, Chi-square, t-test and linear regression statistical tests

Results:The mean age of the 375 participants was 55.4±5 year. The Pearson correlation coefficient revealed no significant relation between Body Mass Index (BMI) and menopausal quality of life (P=0.998). Pearson correlation coefficient showed significant relationship between variables of age and exercise and menopausal women’s Quality Of Life (QOL) (p=0.0029, p=0.002 respectively). Also based on linear regression relation existed between age, marital status, smoking, exercise and residency and menopausal women’s Quality Of Life (QOL)

Conclusion: Study results indicated no relation between Quality Of Life (QOL) and menopausal women’s Quality Of Life (QOL) and. Quality of life improved in women who exercised

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/24 | Accepted: 2016/02/24 | Published: 2016/02/24

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