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Karimy M, Aminshokravi F, Zareban E, Koohpayezadeh J, Baradaran H, Khoshdel A. The effect of education based on individual empowerment model on the quality of life in the menopause women in Zarandieh. yafte. 2014; 16 (2) :80-90
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Assistant Professor Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Saveh University of Medical Science, saveh, Iran
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Background: Although the menopausal transition is part of the normal aging process, but menopausal symptoms can affect women's health and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of education based on individual empowerment model on the quality of life in the menopause women in Zarandieh. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 90 menopause women were selected using random sampling method, and were randomly divided into two equal case and control groups (45 in each). Data collection instrument was a questionnaire on the quality of life during menopausal period. According to the data obtained through pre-test, an educational program based on empowerment model was designed and performed in the case group. 3 months after educational intervention, the quality of life of the subjects was evaluated using the same primary questionnaire. The obtained data was analyzed by SPSS 16. Results: The results showed that, before the educational intervention, mean quality of life score in the case and control groups was 76.40 and 72.38, which changed to 68.48 and 71.76 respectively, three months after the intervention. Also the means scores of empowerment model constructs (self-efficacy, self-esteem) were increased in the experimental group compared to controls after the intervention. Statistical tests showed that the test group experienced a significant difference in their quality of life and empowerment model constructs (P<0.001). Conclusion: The findings support the educational program designed based on empowerment model effects on quality of life, design and performance of similar educational program is recommended to promote the quality of life in menopausal women.
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Received: 2014/09/30 | Accepted: 2014/09/30 | Published: 2014/09/30

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