Postmenopausal women with depression or urinary incontinence are likely to experience greater impact of vaginal symptoms that may affect everyday functioning, according to a study of 745 symptomatic participants. These findings suggest that it is essential to identify and treat these vaginal symptoms in order to improve quality of life. Study results indicated:
• Women with comorbid depression reported greater impact of vaginal symptoms.
• Women with urinary incontinence reported greater impact of vaginal symptoms on activities of everyday living.
• Frequency of sexual activity, age, partner status, general health and body mass index (BMI) predicted greater impact on a latest one domain.
Citation: Hunter MM, Nakagawa S, Van Den Eeden SK, et al. Predictors of impact of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women. Menopause [Published online ahead of print July 13, 2015]. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000482.
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