Physical performance, fear of fall and urinary incontinence among premenopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women

Authors

  • Anushree M. Pawar Department of Community Physiotherapy, DVVPFS College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
  • Shyam D. Ganvir Department of Community Physiotherapy, DVVPFS College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20241780

Keywords:

Menopause, Physical performance, Fear of fall, Urinary incontinence

Abstract

Background: The menopausal transition, which occurs when a woman transitions from reproductive to post-reproductive life, is an important turning point in the female life cycle. The prevalence of menopausal symptoms has been shown to vary widely across various Asian research. It's critical to comprehend the connection between menopausal women's health and well-being and physical performance, fear of falling, and urine incontinence in order to design effective therapies.

Methods: The study was approved for conduct by the ethical committee. 195 women in the 45–60 age range participated in this 1.5-year observational analytical study, which was conducted in a community setting.

Results: Statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) version 20.0 was used to analyze the data, and a significance level of less than 0.05 was regarded as statistically significant.

Conclusions: Transition through menopause is associated with lowered physical performance, high concern fear of fall in postmenopausal compared to premenopausal and perimenopausal while urinary incontinence varies across different stages of menopause.

 

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2024-06-27

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