Association of menopause symptoms with depressive symptom severity in a diverse community-based sample

Xincheng Ji, Sydney Singleterry, Alexandra Kulikova, Yaprak Harrison, Geetha Shivakumar, E. Sherwood Brown

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Abstract

The Dallas Heart Study dataset was used to examine relationships between menopausal symptoms and depressive symptom severity in 384 women (37–73 years old) self-reporting as menopausal. Self-reported menopausal symptoms were grouped based on the Menopause-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOL). Depressive symptom severity was assessed using the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Self-Report (QIDS-SR). The relationship between menopause symptom groups, ethnicity and QIDS-SR was evaluated using multiple linear regression. Endorsement of sexual symptoms was positively associated with QIDS-SR score (β = .12, p = .031), suggesting that sexual dysfunction during menopause may be a predictor of underlying depressive symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalMaturitas
Volume143
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Ethnicity
  • Hot flashes
  • Menopause
  • Race
  • Sexual symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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