Research Article

Physical activity and vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal women at Wukirsari Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Iwi Liesdiyanata, Dicky Moch Rizal , Djaswadi Dasuki

Iwi Liesdiyanata
Post Graduate Student, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Dicky Moch Rizal
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Email: drdickyandrologi@ugm.ac.id

Djaswadi Dasuki
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Online First: December 14, 2021 | Cite this Article
Liesdiyanata, I., Rizal, D., Dasuki, D. 2021. Physical activity and vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal women at Wukirsari Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Intisari Sains Medis 12(3): 876-879. DOI:10.15562/ism.v12i3.1150


Background: Menopause is an event that marks the end of the reproductive phase of a woman. Vasomotor symptoms are one of the primary symptoms of menopausal women and affect about 40-60% of perimenopausal women. This research aims to investigate the relationship of physical activity with vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal women.

Methods: The population in this study were 173 women aged 45-54 years who are still experiencing menstruation in the Wukirsari village working area of Puskesmas Cangkringan Sleman-Yogyakarta. The instrument for measuring vasomotor symptoms adopted two questions from the menopause rating scale (hot flushes and night sweats) questionnaire while measuring physical activity using a questionnaire from Riskesdas. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 23 for Windows.

Results: Most of the participants were in the 45-50 years age group (75.73%), followed by severe vasomotor symptoms (95.95%), sufficient physical activity (91.91%), medium level education (49.71%), and informal occupation (94.80%). In addition, this study found that most of the participants were normal Body Mass Index (BMI) (54.34%), passive smoking (64.74%), and pre-hypertension (46.20%). There was a significant relationship between physical activities and BMI to the vasomotor symptoms among women of perimenopausal age (p<0.05).

Conclusion: There was a significant relationship between physical activities and BMI the vasomotor symptoms among women of perimenopausal age. 

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