|What Are The Affecting Factors on Quality of Life And Level of Satisfaction and Comfort In Patients Suffering From Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?|
|Elham Saffarieh1, Setare Nassiri2, Elaheh Jahan3, Bahareh Tarahomi4, Hossein Firozi5|
|1Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Research Center, Semnan University of Medical sciences, Semnan, Iran
2Department of Oncology, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Scienses. Tehran, İran
3Department of Midwifery, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Ira
4Student Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan , Iran
5Department of Pediatrics, Ramsar International Campus, Mazandaran University of Medical sciences, Ramsar, Iran
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Keywords : Quality of Life, Menorrhagia, HRQL-AUB
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Objectives: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) is a disorder which adversely influences on the social status and level of satisfaction in women with reproductive ages. Improving the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is the precious goalin the treatment of AUB. The aim of this study isto evaluate the quality of life in patients with AUB and the factors affecting it.In fact, in this study we assess which different aspects of quality of life may be influenced by abnormal uterine bleeding.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in 2015-16 on 152 women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding refereeing to our gynecology and obstetrics department of a tertiary center in Semnan, Iran. The quality of life was investigated in these women using questioner form CHAT and SF-36 and the data were analyzed in SPSS-21 software and after Fisher test and K2 test, P<0.05 was considered to be significant.
Results: 152 patients were enrolled in our study. Final results suggested that the quality of life and level of satisfaction of life are not be changed according to the age, gender, matrimonial status, place of residence, occupation, education, Body Mass Index (BMI) or hemoglobin level in this group,however,menorrhagia, affects the dimensions of physical functioning, vitality and dynamism, social functioning, pain and general health perception significantly.
Conclusion: To conclude, women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, especially those with menorrhagia, have much lower quality of life than the others. With recognizing all the factors which might influence on quality of life in such women, it can be possible for gynecologists to help the women to improve their diary functions and level of comfort. But more studies seem to be needed to evaluate these factors.
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