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Sleep disturbance associated factors in menopausal women


avatar Simin Taavoni 1 , avatar Neda Ekbatani 1 , * , avatar Hamid Haghani 2

1 Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. of Biostatistics, School, of Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Taavoni S, Ekbatani N, Haghani H. Sleep disturbance associated factors in menopausal women. J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2011;15(4):e79307.


Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e79307
Published Online: November 19, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 16, 2010
Accepted: January 18, 2011


Background: Sleep is necessary in life and approximately 1/3 of human life is devoted to sleep. One of the most common problems in menopausal women is sleep disturbance. The aim of this study was to determine frequency of sleep disorders and its related factors in 50 – 60 years old women
Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 200 eligible women who referred to selected health centers of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).  Demographic form, ten-point slide to review sexual satisfaction and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index Questioner (PSQI) were used for data collection. Data was analyzed using ANOVA, t-test, and Pearson correlation tests.
Results: The mean age of women was 53.6±3.6 year, menopause age 47.8±4, number of children 4.76±2 and partner age was 57.99±6.6. 34.5% of women were satisfied from their sexual relationship and their score was 8-10. Rate of sleep disturbances in this group was about 70%. The results showed that between four variables:  economical status, occupation, partner occupation and educational status were significantly associated with sleep disturbance (P=0.002). There was not significant difference between other demographic information and sleep disturbance.
Conclusion: The results show high prevalence of sleep disturbance symptoms among menopausal women. According to the relationship between some personal characters and sleep disturbance, health care providers need to consider these variables.



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