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SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93

Strategies to improve menopausal quality of life: A systematic review


1 Student Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran; Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Student Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Behavioral Sciences Research Center, School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nourossadat Kariman
Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_137_17

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Background: Menopause and its complications could disturb the sense of well-being and health and affect the quality of life. The present study was performed to review the conducted interventional study related to the quality of life in menopausal women in Iran. Methods: In the present systematic review, to achieve the intended studies, Iranian Registry for Clinical Trials and Magiran, SID, Google Scholar, Scopus, PubMed, Proquest, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science databases were searched using: menopause” and “quality of life” keywords without any time limitations. Based on Jadad criteria, studies with a score of 3 or more were enrolled in the study. Results: From all the achieved studies at primary search, 12 were selected and enrolled in the study. Reviewing the results of the studies showed that participating physical exercise, using products containing phytoestrogens and isoflavones and participating in educational and counseling sessions have an effective role in the improvement of quality of life in menopausal women. Conclusions: Evidence indicated that from the existing strategies to improve the menopausal quality of life, using complementary medicine is an efficient method and could be more effective when consumed along with performing physical exercises and participating in educational programs.


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