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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152064
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women's Experience of Perimenopause and Menopause
Abstract:
Women's Experience of Perimenopause and Menopause
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Marnocha, Suzanne, RN, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin Oshkosh USA
Title:Director Undergraduate Program
Co-Authors:Leona Dempsey, RN, MSN, PhD, APNP
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research is to give voice to the perimenopausal and menopausal experiences of mid-life women. Methods: Twelve women were selected for this descriptive qualitative through a snowball method and asked to participate in the study.  Data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, and participant drawings of their experience of menopause.  The interviews were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. Results: Several themes emerged including women's need for information about perimenopause and menopause.  These women reported obtaining support and information from their sisters and particularly their friends, but not their mothers.  Participants also reported performing their own "research" and making personal healthcare decisions.  Additionally, women felt menopause was a "phase of life" and despite some bothersome symptoms, uniformly ended their interviews discussing feelings of growth and positive transition Conclusion: We believe there are important implications for nurses and  midwives relative to the critical role we play in teaching women and girls healthy outcomes across the life span, as well as teaching older women about expected body changes.
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.titleWomen's Experience of Perimenopause and Menopauseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152064-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women's Experience of Perimenopause and Menopause</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marnocha, Suzanne, RN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin Oshkosh USA</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director Undergraduate Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marnocha@uwosh.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leona Dempsey, RN, MSN, PhD, APNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research is to give voice to the perimenopausal and menopausal experiences of mid-life women. Methods: Twelve women were selected for this descriptive qualitative through a snowball method and asked to participate in the study.&nbsp; Data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, and participant drawings of their experience of menopause.&nbsp; The interviews were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. Results: Several themes emerged including women's need for information about perimenopause and menopause.&nbsp; These women reported obtaining support and information from their sisters and particularly their friends, but not their mothers.&nbsp; Participants also reported performing their own &quot;research&quot; and making personal healthcare decisions.&nbsp; Additionally, women felt menopause was a &quot;phase of life&quot; and despite some bothersome symptoms, uniformly ended their interviews discussing feelings of growth and positive transition Conclusion: We believe there are important implications for nurses and &nbsp;midwives relative to the critical role we play in teaching women and girls healthy outcomes across the life span, as well as teaching older women about expected body changes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:22:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:22:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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