Advertisement

Topics

The impact of menopause on health-related quality of life: results from the STRIDE longitudinal study.

Summary of "The impact of menopause on health-related quality of life: results from the STRIDE longitudinal study."


PURPOSE:
We examine the impact of menopausal status, beyond menopausal symptoms, on health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
METHODS:
Seven hundred thirty-two women aged 40-65, regardless of health condition or menopausal status, were enrolled from single general internal medicine practice. Women completed annual questionnaires including HRQoL, and menopausal status and symptoms.
RESULTS:
The physical health composite of the RAND-36 is lower in late peri (45.6, P < .05), early post (45.4, P < .05), and late postmenopausal women (44.6, P < .01), and those who report a hysterectomy (44.2, P < .01) compared to premenopausal women (47.1), with effect sizes of Cohen's d = .12-.23. The mental health composite of the RAND-36 is lower in late peri (44.7, P < .01), early post (44.9, P < .01), and late postmenopausal women (45.0, P < .05) and those who report a hysterectomy (44.2, P < .01) compared to premenopausal women (46.8), with effect sizes of Cohen's d = .15-.20. Findings are comparable adjusted for menopausal symptom frequency and bother.
CONCLUSIONS:
Over a 5-year follow-up period, we found a negative impact of menopause on some domains of HRQoL, regardless of menopausal symptoms. Clinicians should be aware of this relationship and work to improve HRQoL, rather than expect it to improve spontaneously when menopausal symptoms resolve.

Affiliation

Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA, rah67@pitt.edu.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation
ISSN: 1573-2649
Pages:

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [49761 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Gender differences in health-related quality of life of Chilean adolescent students.

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) refers to individuals' perception of their subjective well-being, considering various aspects of their life and the impact on their health.

Impact of oral health on health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study.

Despite the consensus regarding the existence of a relationship between "impacts on oral health" and "health-related quality of life", this relationship, considering the latent nature of these variabl...

Impact of a community-based lifestyle intervention program on health-related quality of life.

The presence of risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, or the conditions themselves, contributes to lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adults. Although community-...

Insurance status and health-related quality-of-life disparities after trauma: results from a nationally representative survey in the US.

To determine whether insurance status modifies the association between injuries and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a nationally representative sample of US adults.

Reductions in quality of life associated with common mental disorders: results from a nationally representative sample.

Traditional burden-of-disease estimates often exclude personality disorders, which are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to estimate the health-related qua...

Clinical Trials [10958 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Impact of Treatment Induced Premature Menopause on Quality of Life

To understand the impact of treatment induced menopause on quality of life and sexuality following blood and marrow transplantation.e.

The Impact of Family Financial Support on Health Related Quality of Life

We have partnered with financial coaching organizations to establish what we have termed a "Medical-Financial Partnership (MFP)" that offers financial coaching to improve financial and men...

Cost Utility Analyses of Adalimumab Treatment in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is of a paramount importance in assessing the impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on patients' health status, however when costs associated w...

A Comparison of Computerised Versus Interviewer-Administered Approach for Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life

The aim of this study is to compare a multimedia, computerised approach vs. interviewer administration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments.

Assessment of Dermatologic Family Impact Scale in the Parents of Children With Psoriasis

The Dermatological Diseases Family Impact Scale (DeFIS) was developed by Turan and colleagues to assess different aspects of health-related quality of life in the relatives of the patients...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.

A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)

A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)

The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.

The transitional period before and after MENOPAUSE. Perimenopausal symptoms are associated with irregular MENSTRUAL CYCLE and widely fluctuated hormone levels. They may appear 6 years before menopause and subside 2 to 5 years after menopause.

Quick Search
Advertisement
 


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Menopause
The menopause is a natural event for all women; the ovaries no longer produce estrogen and progesterone. This can be due to natural aging (usual age of onset is 51 years), or through chemotherapy and surgery on the ovaries. The changing balance of the ho...

Nutrition
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Women's Health
Women's Health - key topics include breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, stroke Follow and track Women's Health News on BioPortfolio: Women's Health News RSS Women'...


Searches Linking to this Article