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Introduction:
The rational mental state of patients is necessary for the proper treatment of the disease. Osteoporosis (OP) is a chronic disease that affects all spheres of the patient's life. If it is diagnosed, lifelong treatment is required. Background: The aim of our study was to assess life quality and satisfaction of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis depending on the duration of the disease.

Material and methods:
The study was conducted among 198 women aged over 50 years with postmenopausal osteoporosis. For this purpose, the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), QUALEFFO-41 and a self-authored questionnaire were used.

Results:
The surveyed women assessed their quality of life as moderate and obtained, according to the QUALEFFO-41 scale, an average score of 40.26 ± 16.92 points. The mean result of the level of satisfaction with life, assessed on the SWLS scale, was 19.37 ± 7.31 points, which proves moderate satisfaction with life. Age, education and marital status had a statistically significant impact on the quality of life. ). Life satisfaction was higher in older women as compared to younger subjects

Conclusions:
The quality of life significantly worsens with the duration of osteoporosis in the respondents. These results emphasize the need to introduce psychological care and educational programs that would focus on women aged over 50 years.

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