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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2014, 19(3): 242-251 Back to browse issues page
Impact of Oral Contraceptives on the Quality of Life of Women Referred to Health Centers of Yasuj, Iran
F Goodarzi , M Hossieni, E Moomeni
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Background & aim: Oral contraceptives are one of the most commonly and effective reversible contraceptive methods. This method has benefits and side effects that should be considered as a factor affecting the patients’ quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the effect(s) of oral contraceptives on the quality of life of the consumers. Methods: In the present case-control study which was conducted from January 2011 to June 2012, the quality of life of 105 patients who were first time users of oral contraceptive pills were selected and compared with 100 of those that had used traditional methods or did not use of any methods referred to The Yasuj Health Center. Before and after three months of using, the sf36 questionnaire obtaining the quality of life in women was investigated. Data were analyzed using the paired t-test and chi-square test. Results: Quality of life domains in consumers of oral contraceptive pills after three months showed no significant difference (P>0.05). Domain scores for physical limitation of oral contraceptive consumers were significantly reduced (p=0.01). Conclusion: There is no negative impact on quality of life of oral contraceptive consumers. In addition, no significant differences after three months of consuming such pills were observed in the consumers’ life domains.
Keywords: Quality of life, Contraceptive, Oral Contraceptive
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/13 | Accepted: 2015/04/13 | Published: 2015/04/13
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Goodarzi F, Hossieni M, Moomeni E. Impact of Oral Contraceptives on the Quality of Life of Women Referred to Health Centers of Yasuj, Iran. Armaghane danesh. 2014; 19 (3) :242-251
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