Symptoms experienced by women who enter into natural and surgical menopause and their relation to sexual functions.

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Samsun Health High School, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.
Health Care For Women International (Impact Factor: 0.63). 06/2012; 33(6):525-39. DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2011.646374
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT We carried out this study to determine which symptoms women experienced according to menopause type and the relation of these symptoms to sexual functions. The patricipants of the study were 250 women who underwent natural menopause and 200 women who underwent surgical menopause. A questionnaire, the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), and the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS) provided data. According to the MRS, hot flushes and sweating problems were the most common experiences, and, according to the GRISS, sexual infrequency problems rated highest in both groups. There was a positive relationship between multiple sexual functioning problems and the perceived level of menopausal symptom intensity, especially in surgical menopause women.