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Longitudinal assessment of menopausal symptoms among severely obese women undergoing bariatric surgery

Goughnour, Sharon L. (2014) Longitudinal assessment of menopausal symptoms among severely obese women undergoing bariatric surgery. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Introduction: Studies suggest that severely obese women (BMI > 35) suffer more frequent severe menopausal symptoms than their non-obese counterparts. For some women, the severity of symptoms, coupled with obesity, has been strongly correlated with negative quality of life, severe enough that women often seek medical treatment. Few studies have been done to evaluate the effect of bariatric surgery, a major weight loss procedure, on relief of menopausal symptoms. The purpose of this study was to compare the severity of hot flashes and vaginal dryness in severely obese women pre- and post-bariatric surgery to determine if the severity and prevalence of the symptoms decreased after significant weight loss. Methods: This study focuses on women participating in the Barimark Study who filled out reproductive history forms, which included questions about menopausal symptoms, at the baseline and first follow-up visits. Participants rated symptom severity on a scale of 1 (not bothersome) to 5 (extremely bothersome). Anthropometric measurements were obtained pre- and post-operatively at Magee-Womens Hospital. Participants were divided into two age groups (35 years) for the purpose of statistical analysis. Presence of symptoms and symptom severity at pre- and post-surgery were compared using McNemar’s test and Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Results: Ninety-two women (age 22 – 72 years) participated in this study. Women 35 years (p


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Goughnour, Sharon L.
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBromberger, Joyce T.bromberger@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLinkov, Fainafaina.linkov.gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 5 August 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 16:28
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22615

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