Multidisciplinary approach during menopausal transition and postmenopause in Brazilian women

Multidisciplinary approach during menopausal transition and postmenopause in Brazilian women

Author Sorpreso, Isabel Cristina Esposito Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vieira, Lúcia Helena Laprano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Haidar, Mauro Abi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nunes, Márcia Gaspar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Baracat, Edmund Chada Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Soares Junior, Jose Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: To identify clinical, physical, life quality and nutritional aspects of Brazilian women during menopausal transition and postmenopausal periods. Methods: 115 women agreed to participate in the study. They were divided into two groups: GI - menopausal transition (n = 48) and GII - postmenopause (n = 67). The Kupperman-Blatt Menopausal Index (IMK) and Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ), Food Frequency Questionnaire and functional capacity were used. All patients were examined and underwent clinical and gynecological examination. Results: There was no significant difference in IMK, WHQ and functional capacity in either group. There was a higher caloric intake, especially in sugars, in postmenopause women than in menopausal transition women. Both groups presented reduced parameters in life quality and functional capacity. Conclusion: Our data suggests that there is no significant difference between women in menopausal transition and postmenopause, except in relation to the nutritional parameter. In both groups, the women presented low quality of life and reduced functional capacity.
Keywords Premenopause
Comprehensive healthcare
Language English
Date 2010-01-01
Published in Clinical And Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology. Montreal: I R O G Canada, Inc, v. 37, n. 4, p. 283-286, 2010.
ISSN 0390-6663 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher I R O G Canada, Inc
Extent 283-286
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000284748100010

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