Date of Award

Spring 5-27-2023

Document Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Razel B. Milo Ph.D.,DNP,MSN,FNP-C,RN


Background: The most critical aging stage for women is the menopausal transition period, which causes various symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleeping disturbance, and mood swings that lower women's quality of life. Menopausal symptoms that are not managed can exacerbate severe medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, bone illnesses, neurological diseases, and psychosocial problems. As the first non-pharmacological treatment for menopausal syndrome, several studies have shown that regular exercise and diet control can potentially improve menopausal symptoms and the quality of life.

Purpose: This project aimed to examine the effect of improving the quality of life by reducing menopausal symptoms through regular exercise and dietary changes.

Implementation and Plan: Fifteen menopausal women between the ages of 49 and 60 were selected from a private clinic between August and September 2022. They implemented regular exercise and diet control for three months. To measure their outcomes, they also completed the Utian Quality of Life (UQoL) questionnaires, Menopausal Scale Rate (MRS), and BMI comparisons before and after exercise and diet changes.

Evaluation of Outcomes: The Menopause Symptoms Rate Scale (MRS) increased by 24% after regular exercise and diet control, the Utian of Quality of Life increased by 6%, and rare change in BMI for three months.

Conclusion: Regular exercise and diet control helped reduce some menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes, and mood swings, which helped improve their quality-of-life ratings. There is some evidence to support the EBP project on Hormone Therapy and lifestyle modifications to improve higher quality of life during the menopausal period. Future EBP projects should focus on a longer duration and a larger patient group.

Keywords – Menopause symptoms, climacterics syndrome, quality of life, lifestyle changes, exercise, menopause diet, overweight.

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