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Associated Factors of Quality of Life Among Menopausal Women in Pekanbaru, Indonesia

WithDonny Hendra, Asniar, Mudatsir

Much attention was paid to the issues of menopause in Indonesia due to increasing of life expectancy. The quality of life of menopausal women was also highlighted, as well as its associated factors which might affect the quality of life. This study aims to determine what associated factors of quality of life among menopausal women in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. A correlative cross-sectional design was applied by randomly recruiting 107 menopausal women as respondents. Data were collected using a set of questionnaires assessing the characteristics of respondents (age, education, occupation, BMI, duration of menopause number of children), as well as The Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory (SISRI), and The Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOL). The findings show significant correlations between occupation statuses, BMI, number of children, level of spirituality with quality of life among menopausal women. Therefore, this study recommends that health professionals should consider the factors of occupation status, BMI, number of children, level of spirituality in designing or implementing programs to improve the quality of life of menopausal women.