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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 30-35

Predictors of anxiety and depression among postmenopausal women


1 Health Coordinator, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mumbai, India
2 Professor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, India
3 Professor, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, CMC, Vellore, India

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The concept of quality of life among postmenopausal women is a growing concern among health care professionals. A quantitative approach with descriptive design was undertaken to assess the predictors of anxiety and depression among postmenopausal women which have a negative effect on quality of life. A total of 200 postmenopausal women were selected using convenience sampling technique. Data were collected using Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. The findings revealed that most of the subjects had anxiety (63%) and depression (52.5%). The predictors of anxiety and depression were found to be age, education, occupation, marital status, number of children, age at menarche, age at menopause, and duration of menopause. It necessitates the need to educate postmenopausal women and also that the challenging needs of these women be addressed and attended to.


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