Comparative Study of HRQOL of Physically Active & Physically Inactive Perimenopausal Women
Keywords:Health related quality of life, physically active perimenopausal, physically inactive perimenopausal women, perimenopausal women
The aim of the study was to determine the health-related quality of life between physically active and physically inactive perimenopausal women. A sample of 100 perimenopausal women was selected from various regions of Bilaspur and Raipur on the basis of stratified purposive random sampling. The sample was divided into two groups physically active and physically inactive women. The age group of the subjects were ranged from 40 - 55 years. Health related quality of life (HRQOL) was assessed through SF-36 Questionnaire, which was used in the present study. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to determine the level of physical activity (IPAQ). To compare the HRQOL variables between physically active and physically inactive perimenopausal women independent sample t-test was used. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level. According to the study's findings, there was a significant difference in the mean scores of physically active perimenopausal women who were higher in Vitality, Physical functioning, Bodily pain, General Health perceptions, Physical Role functioning, Emotional Role functioning, Social Role functioning and Mental Health when compared to physically inactive women. Physically active perimenopausal women had better HRQOL than physically inactive women.
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