INSOMNIA CORRELATED TO WORSE MENOPAUSE-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MID-AGED SPANISH WOMEN
jose luis cuadros lopez
8 slide(s) – English – 2012-03-28
Background. The menopausal transition is frequently associated to sleep disorders, and insomnia correlated to vasomotor symptoms.
Aim. To assess insomnia and its correlation to menopause-related quality of life in mid-aged women.
Methods. This was a cross sectional study including 253 mid-aged women (113 pre- and 140 postmenopausal) who were asked to complete the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and a socio-demographic questionnaire containing personal data.
Results. Cronbach’s alphas were 0.89 and 0.85 for the ISI and MRS, respectively. Upon bivariate and multivariate analysis it was found that insomnia was associated to having economical problems, partner erectile dysfunction and unfaithfulness. Rho Spearman calculations determined a significant correlation between MRS and ISI scores (r2=0.60, p<0.05).
Conclusion. In mid-aged women insomnia correlated to worse quality of life, caused by general and partner problems rather that by specific female or menopausal factors.