Volume 26, Issue 5 (12-2018)                   Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac 2018, 26(5): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
2- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , simbarm@gmail.com
3- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
4- Medical and Health science
Abstract:   (1652 Views)
Background: Women spend more than a third of their lives in menopause and estrogen deficiency. These biologic and neuroendocrine changes affect the woman's sense of health and mental through the loss of fertility and menstrual function. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between anxiety, stress and depression with women's experiences in menopause.
Material and method: The present study was a descriptive correlation study that was conducted on 250 postmenopausal women who had the characteristics of the Subjects of the study in 2016 in Mashhad. A convenience quota and community based sampling method was used. The data gathering tool was a demographic questionnaire, DASS21 (anxiety, stress, and concurrent depression), measuring the experiences of menopause women. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 16 software, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression model at a significant level of 0.05.
Results: The mean age was 48 ± 4.56 years. The mean and standard deviation of anxiety score, stress and depression in postmenopausal women were 5.43 ± 4.8, 4.37 ± 7.7 and 4.33 ± 5.35 respectively. The mean total score of menopausal experiences was 33.5%. Pearson correlation showed a direct and significant relationship between the stress, anxiety and depression score with the experiences of women in menopause(p = 0.001, r = 0.68).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that with the increasing the scores of depression, anxiety and stress, the score of women's experiences in menopause increases. Therefore, these changes require counseling and supportive program to improve adaptation to menopausal psychosocial changes.
Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2017/07/31 | Accepted: 2017/11/7 | Published: 2018/03/16