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HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OF WOMEN

Updated on March 5, 2016

SUFFERING FROM UTERINE PROLAPSE BEFORE AND AFTER SIX MONTHS OF SURGERY

Health Related Quality of Life of Women Suffering from Uterine Prolapse Before and After Six Months of Surgery


A Dissertation

Submitted to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University

in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for

Degree of Master of Arts in Sociology

SUBMITTED BY:

ANCHALA CHAUDHARY

CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY /ANTHROPOLOGY

Tribhuvan University

KIRTIPUR, KATHMANDU

2012

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisor Mr. Madhusudan Subedi for his appropriate supervision, support and encouragement for the achievement of this thesis. His moral support and insightful reflection made possible to give my work possibility.

I am very thankful to the faculty member and my friends of the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, TU, Kirtipur. My sincere thanks go to Shree Dhar Pokhrel who helped me from the field work till the finalization of the report. My big thanks are to Cornell Nepal Study Program (CNSP) of Kirtipur for the research grant and to its staffs. I am very much indebted to Banu Oja for her great support during my stay in CNSP. Finally, I am grateful to all those informants who provided all the information that I needed, without their cooperation this dissertation would never have been completed. They deserved high regards as they shared their feelings and privacy with me.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Approval

Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

List of Tables

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION 1

1.1.Background of the Study 1

1.2. Statement of the Problem 3

1.3.Objective of the Study 4

1.4.Relevance of the Study 5

1.5.Theoretical Framework 6

1.6.Operational Definition 7

1.7. Dissertation Disposition 7

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW 9

2.1. Reproductive Health and Women’s Body as Social Construction 9

2.2. Empirical Finding of Prevalence of UP in the Worldwide Context 12

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 15

3.1. Rational of the Selection of Study Area 15

3.2. Nature and Sources of Data 16

3.2.1. Education 16

3.2.2. Economic Condition 16

3.2.3. Decision Making Power 17

3.2.4. Wife-Husband Relationship 17

3.3. Sample and Design of Sample 17

3.4. Tools of Data Collection 17

3.4.1. In-depth Interview 18

3.4.2. Case Study 18

3.5. Data Analysis and Interpretation 18

3.6. Ethical Consideration 19

3.7. Limitation of the Study 19


CHAPTER FOUR

CHANGES AND FACTOR INFLUCING HEALTH RELATED
QUALITY FACTORS OF LIFE 20

4.1. Characteristics of Sample Women 20

4.1.1. Socio-demographic Characteristics of Women 20

4.2. UP and Socio-economic Situation of Women 21

4.2.1. Education 21

4.2.2 Age at Marriage and Number of Children Bear 25

4.2.3. Social Role of Mother and Housewife 28

4.2.4. Dualistic Role of Paid and Unpaid Labor 30

4.3. Structural Factor 33

4.3.1. Role of Patriarchy Society 33

4.3.2. Role of Gender 34

CHAPTER FIVE

IMPACTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES
BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY
36

5.1. Emotional Impacts 37

5.2. Physical Impacts 39

5.3. Effect on Daily Life 40

5.3.1. Work 41

5.3.2. Family Life 42

5.4. Impacts on Personal Relationship with Husband 43

CHAPTER SIX

PERCEPTION ABOUT HEALTH STATUS BEFORE AND AFTER
UP SURGERY 45

6.1. Perception of Women before UP Surgery 46

6.2. Decision Making Power 48

6.3. Perception of Women after UP Surgery 49

CHAPTER SEVEN

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION 51

7.1 Summary 51

7.2. Conclusion 53

REFRENCES 55

CASE STUDIES 60

QUESTIONNAIRE 64


LIST OF TABLES

1. Educational Status and number of child birth 22

2. Age at marriage and number of children 26


Tribhuvan University

Faculty of Humaniies and Social Sciences

Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Kirtipur, Kathmandu

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

This is to certify that Miss. Anchala Chaudhary has completed her dissertation entitled, “Health Related Quality of Life of Women Suffering from Uterine Prolpase Before and After Six Months of Surgery” under my guidance and supervision. I, therefore, recommend this dissertation for final evaluation and acceptance.

…………………………

Mr. Madhusudan Subedi

Dissertation Supervisor

Central Department Sociology/ Anthropology

Tribhuwan University, Kritipur

Date…………………

Tribhuvan University

Faculty of Humaniies and Social Sciences

Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Kirtipur, Kathmandu

APPROVAL LETTER

This is to certify that this thesis entitled “Health Related Quality of Life of Women Suffering From Uterine Prolpase Before and After Six Months of Surgery” submitted by Miss. Anchala Chaudhary has been evaluated and approved for partial fulfillment of the requirements for Master’s degree in Sociology by the dissertation committee comprised of:

……………………

Prof. Om P. Gurung, Ph.D

Department Head

……………………

Prof. Om P. Gurung, Ph.D

External Examiner

…………………………..

Mr. Madhusudan Subedi

Dissertation Supervisor

Date:-

Health Related Quality of Life of Women Suffering from Uterine Prolapse Before and After Six Months of Surgery


A Dissertation

Submitted to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University

in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for

Degree of Master of Arts in Sociology

SUBMITTED BY:

ANCHALA CHAUDHARY

CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY /ANTHROPOLOGY

Tribhuvan University

KIRTIPUR, KATHMANDU

2012

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