DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20221679

Assessment of menopausal symptoms using modified menopause rating scale among urban women doctors of India

Ujjwala S. Patankar, Mangala M. Sonak, Sameer U. Patankar, Rashmi R. Patil, Aditi J. Upadhye, Jayshree J. Upadhye

Abstract


Background: The study was conducted to assess the commonly reported menopausal symptoms among urban women doctors using modified menopause rating scale (MRS).

Methods: The study was carried out in the society by google link. Convenient sample of 100 women doctors were included in the study. Menopausal symptoms were assessed using modified MRS.

Results: In present study, 3 (3%) female doctors had premature menopause, 5 had menopause at 40-44 years, 15 (15%) had menopause at 45-49 years, 77 (77%) had menopause while no patient had menopause after 55 years. Hot flushes were seen in 70 (79%) women, heart discomfort/ palpitation was seen in 2 (2%) women, muscle and joint problems were seen in 30 (30%) women, sleeping problems were seen in 20 (20%) women. Depressive mood was seen in 2 (2%) women, irritability was seen in 12 (12%) women, an anxiety was seen in 22 (22%) women while physical and mental exhaustion was seen in 34 (34%%) women. Sexual problems were seen in 32 (32%) women, bladder problems were seen in 8 (8%) women dryness of the vagina was seen in 35 (35%) women (Table 6).

Conclusions: Hot flushes and joint problems were the most common followed by urogenital symptom, sleep disturbance, and anxiety in the study. Menopausal symptoms were less prevalent. Busy schedule, self-confidence due to independent nature and constructive work might be the reason.


Keywords


Menopausal symptoms, MRS, Observational cross-sectional study

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