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J Menopausal Med. 2017 Aug;23(2):91-95. English. Clinical Trial.
Shobeiri F , Jenabi E , Khatiban M , Hazavehei SM , Roshanaei G .
Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Research Center for Health Sciences, Department of Health Education, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Modeling of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of Educational program on quality of life (QOL) in menopausal women in 2016 in Hamadan, Iran. METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 100 postmenopausal women were randomly selected and allocated to case and control group (50 per group). Data collection tool included questionnaires of demographic information and Menopause QOL, which were completed by the samples before the intervention. In the case group, education program was run during 5 sessions for 45 to 60 minutes. Immediately and Three months after intervention, information were collected using questionnaire in both groups and they were analyzed using SPSS 16 software. RESULTS: The menopause women in both intervention and control groups had similar demographics. There was not a significant difference in the QOL mean scores in before of the intervention between the two groups of intervention and control in all dimension of QOL. There was a significantly difference in the mean of QOL scores between the two groups in immediately after the intervention and 3 months after the intervention in dimension of vasomotor, psychosocial, sexual and physical (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: This study recommend that a unit in health and treatment centers be established for training menopausal women about health care by holding didactic classes.

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