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J Menopausal Med. 2014 Dec;20(3):118-25. doi: 10.6118/jmm.2014.20.3.118. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

Menopause Knowledge, Attitude, Symptom and Management among Midlife Employed Women.

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1
Department of Outpatient Clinic, Konkuk University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2
Doctor's Course in Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
3
College of Nursing, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Midlife women's knowledge, positive attitudes and management toward menopause may improve the quality of peri and post-menopause life. This study was to identify correlations of the knowledge, attitude, symptoms and management toward menopause in middle-aged women.

METHODS:

We used a cross-sectional questionnaire study applying to 231 perimenopausal and menopausal women aged from 40 to 59 years old. The completed data of 189 perimenopausal and menopausal women were analyzed through t-test, ANOVA and pearson's correlation coefficient using the SPSS statistical programme.

RESULTS:

The menopausal women showed significantly higher physical symptoms than perimenopausal women. The menopausal women showed significantly higher psychosomatic symptom than perimenopausal women. There was a significant correlation between the menopausal attitude and management.

CONCLUSION:

This study suggests that the fundamental data of developing midlife women's symptom index (MSI) and providing menopause management could be a strategy to encourage successful menopausal transition in middle-aged women.

KEYWORDS:

Attitudes; Knowledge; Management; Menopause; Symptom

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