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Ghaffari F, Mohammadi S, Atashi V, Ghasab Shirazi M. CHANGES TO THE POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN’S DAY TO DAY LIFE IN CONFRONTING THE SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL AGING: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2021; 19 (5) :408-418
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1- Associated Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing, Nursing Care Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
2- Assistant Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing, Nursing Care Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
3- Assistant Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Midwifery, Zeyinab (P.B.U.H) School of nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , morvashirazi@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: The aging of the vagina and its associated symptoms after menopause are one of the most common complications in postmenopausal women. Considering the changes in the life of postmenopausal women after experiencing the vaginal problems was the main objective of this study. Due to the lack of studies in this particular area, the researchers conducted a study with the aim of explaining the changes in the natural course of life in postmenopausal women who face vaginal aging symptoms. Materials & Methods: This research is a qualitative study with a content analysis approach that took place in 2019. The research participants were selected from Ramsar, Tonekabon, Langroud, and Rasht. Participants in the study were 34 postmenopausal women who have inclusion criteria. Data collection was conducted through semi-structured interviews. Conventional content analysis was performed simultaneously with data collection. Four-dimension criteria (Lincoln & Guba) were used to evaluate the rigor of the findings. Results: Data analysis led to the identification of the three themes "changes in the daily activities", "reduction of psychological well-being", and "facing sexual problems". Conclusion: The experience of postmenopausal women in this study indicates the widespread role of vaginal disorders in the various areas of life, which requires specific attention of health system. Consequently, monitoring and supporting them to adapt to natural changes should be considered during the planning phase.
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