Hysterectomy affects 20% of the feminine Chilean population; its greater incidence is in fertile women between 35 to 49 years. This surgery by stopping the reproductive cycle of the woman, repercussions that strongly threatens her female sense, it can cause alterations of self-esteem, dysfunction of relationships, conflict with her social environment, among others. This bibliographical study intends to show how hysterectomy affects the quality of life and its different dimensions among users, in order to contribute to the knowledge of the subject and to contribute to health professionals with scientific evidence for a better facing. In spite of the impact of the hysterectomy in the quality of life of these women, investigations studying this relation are little. When comparing the quality of life between healthy women and hysterectomyzed ones, these had similar quality levels of life, in the dominions: physical operation, corporal pain, sexual behavior and psychological dimension. The hysterectomyzed woman evidences better quality of life in the previously named dominions than women with gynecological problems. It is concluded that hysterectomy by itself, does not affect the quality of life of these women, nevertheless, it arises the necessity of new investigations on the subject. It is important to emphasize the importance in the support and education to the woman who lives his process.
|Translated title of the contribution||Quality of life in hysterectomized women|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology