Dominant Factors Affecting in Quality of Life Menopause Women
Sanusi, Sri Rahayu
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Menopause is a condition when physiological menstruation cycle concerning the human growing older. The increase in the number of growing old women will have its own problem with complaints about menopause. Although it does not cause death, it brings about uncomfortable condition and sometimes disturbs daily activities so that it can influence the life quality of menopause women. The research used observational method with cross sectional design. It was conducted at Kabanjahe Puskesmas, Karo Regency, from February until June, 2017. The population was 103 menopause women who regularly visited Kabanjahe Puskesmas, taken by using purposive sampling technique. The data were gathered by using questionnaires to get information about menopause syndrome, and quality life of menopause women. The result of univariate analysis showed that 71 respondents had good life quality. The result of bivariate analysis, using chi square test, showed that the factors which influenced life quality of menopause women were education, occupation, the duration of menopause, and menopause syndrome, but parity did not have any influence on the life quality of menopause women.The conclusion was that there was the correlation of education, occupation, duration of menopause, and menopause syndrome with the life quality of menopause women. The factor which had the most dominant influence was menopause syndrome. It is recommended that menopause clinic and health care board which is related to health care providers be established.