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:: Volume 29, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2024) ::
SJKU 2024, 29(1): 125-136 Back to browse issues page
Understanding Psychosocial Experiences of Women During Menopause: A Meta-Synthesis
Mansooreh Khandehroo1 , Nooshin Peyman2 , Mehrossadt Mahdizade 3
1- Faculty of Health, Department of Health Education, Mashhad Research Center. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Mashhad, Iran
2- Faculty of Health, Head Department of Health Education, Mashhad Research Center. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Mashhad, Iran
3- Faculty of Health, Department of Health Education, Mashhad Research Center. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Mashhad, Iran , mahdizadem@mums.ac.irpeymann@mums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: The number of qualitative studies on the phenomenon of menopause has made it possible to create a new interpretation of understanding the psychosocial experiences of the women during menopause by synthesizing these studies. The purpose of this study was to deeply identify and comprehensively understand the consequences and psychosocial problems of menopause in women.
Material and Method: In this study, systematic review and synthesis, Iranian articles in Farsi or English, and original studies with qualitative research method, were included. The articles whose full texts were not available and which had been presented in the conferences, as well as the articles which were published as a letter to the editor and had insufficient data, were excluded from the systematic review. Using the CASP checklist, the selected articles were critically evaluated, and finally 11 articles were included in the systematic review. Data were analyzed using MAXQDA 20 software.
Results: Two main themes of satisfaction and positive change in life and dissatisfaction and degradation of women's role were extracted. The theme of feeling of satisfaction and positive change in life included sub-classes of feeling satisfied, accepting menopause, and adopting a new way of life. The theme of feelings of dissatisfaction and degradation of the female role included the subcategories of attitudes and negative feelings towards menopause, dysfunction and female existence.
Conclusion: In general, women's psychosocial experience of menopause, due to its complexity and all-round effects on women's health, is placed in a range between satisfaction and acceptance of changes to dissatisfaction and negative attitude towards the phenomenon of menopause. A comprehensive insight into women's experiences and feelings during this period can help policy making and planning interventions to improve women's health during menopause.

 
Keywords: Menopause, Meta-synthesis, Psychosocial factors, Experiences
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Received: 2022/10/9 | Accepted: 2023/07/24 | Published: 2024/04/16
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khandehroo M, peyman N, mahdizade M. Understanding Psychosocial Experiences of Women During Menopause: A Meta-Synthesis. SJKU 2024; 29 (1) :125-136
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