Differences in Perceived Menopausal Symptoms Among Health Professionals and Menopausal Symptoms Experienced by Midlife Women in Taipei, Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150799
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Presentation
Title:
Differences in Perceived Menopausal Symptoms Among Health Professionals and Menopausal Symptoms Experienced by Midlife Women in Taipei, Taiwan
Abstract:
Differences in Perceived Menopausal Symptoms Among Health Professionals and Menopausal Symptoms Experienced by Midlife Women in Taipei, Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Yen, Wu-Kuo, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Kang-Ning Junior College of Medical Care and Management
Title:Instructor of Nursing
Background. Women in mid-life experience view perimenopause as a natural process, few studies explore the perceived menopausal symptoms among health professionals, research is required to understand the community mid-life women menopausal symptoms, there are little data concerning menopausal health in Taiwanese women. Design/Methods. A cross-sectional study of Taipei, Taiwan community-based 202 midlife women aged 45 to 55 were surveyed. The total of 113 physicians and 171 nurses working in 23 private and public teaching hospitals. Data were collected from face-to-face interviews and self-report with Kaufert ' Syrotuik Symptom Index, Mental Health Inventory and SCL-90.Compare with Midlife Women Menopause Symptom in Menopausal Status. Results. Health professionals significantly overestimated women menopausal symptoms and severity F=241.4 p<.001. The midlife women significantly felt themselves to be of mental health better than health professionals perceived F=200.9 p<.001 .These findings supported the premise that midlife women who have fewer symptoms of bodily discomfort and better mental health. The transition to menopause in midlife is a natural process, Health professionals should be educated about healthy midlife women and avoid viewing midlife women as ill with hormone deficiency. Menopause not a disease to be treated.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDifferences in Perceived Menopausal Symptoms Among Health Professionals and Menopausal Symptoms Experienced by Midlife Women in Taipei, Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150799-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Differences in Perceived Menopausal Symptoms Among Health Professionals and Menopausal Symptoms Experienced by Midlife Women in Taipei, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yen, Wu-Kuo, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kang-Ning Junior College of Medical Care and Management</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wky@knjc.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background. Women in mid-life experience view perimenopause as a natural process, few studies explore the perceived menopausal symptoms among health professionals, research is required to understand the community mid-life women menopausal symptoms, there are little data concerning menopausal health in Taiwanese women. Design/Methods. A cross-sectional study of Taipei, Taiwan community-based 202 midlife women aged 45 to 55 were surveyed. The total of 113 physicians and 171 nurses working in 23 private and public teaching hospitals. Data were collected from face-to-face interviews and self-report with Kaufert ' Syrotuik Symptom Index, Mental Health Inventory and SCL-90.Compare with Midlife Women Menopause Symptom in Menopausal Status. Results. Health professionals significantly overestimated women menopausal symptoms and severity F=241.4 p&lt;.001. The midlife women significantly felt themselves to be of mental health better than health professionals perceived F=200.9 p&lt;.001 .These findings supported the premise that midlife women who have fewer symptoms of bodily discomfort and better mental health. The transition to menopause in midlife is a natural process, Health professionals should be educated about healthy midlife women and avoid viewing midlife women as ill with hormone deficiency. Menopause not a disease to be treated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:43:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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