The present study was undertaken with the aim of identifying the quality of sex life among climacteric women and the
correlation between the quality of sex life and menopausal attitudes and complaints.
Study Design: The study sample was constituted of 359 menopausal women, a minimum of elementary school education was
required, who presented for treatment at the Departments of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Sivas Public Hospital and Cumhuriyet
University Research and Application Hospital between 1 September and 1 December 2014. The study was conducted using the
use of a 23-item Personal Information Form, a 20-item Scale of Menopausal Attitudes, a 15-item Review List for Menopausal
Complaints, and an 18-item Sex Life Quality Scale. The data were evaluated on averages, standard deviations, percentages,
independent two-sample t-test, and regression analysis while statistical significance was examined at the level of 0.05 with the
use of the SPSS 14 package.
Results: According to the study, increases in the scores on the scale of menopausal attitudes lead to increases in the scores on the
sex life quality scale. Among menopausal complaints, lack of sleep-fatigue, irritability-tension, joint-muscle pain, constipationhaemorrhoids,
dry-flaky skin, loss of pubic hair, dyspareunia, loss of interest in sex, frequent-painful micturition, irregular
menstruation exhibited statistically significant differences with scores obtained from the sex life quality scale (p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the study results, it was identified that less menopausal complaints and positive menopausal attitudes
among climacteric women will have a positive effect on the quality of their sex life.