The Obesity, Menopausal Status, and Health Behavior among Climacteric Women in a Rural Community of Southern Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156233
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Presentation
Title:
The Obesity, Menopausal Status, and Health Behavior among Climacteric Women in a Rural Community of Southern Taiwan
Abstract:
The Obesity, Menopausal Status, and Health Behavior among Climacteric Women in a Rural Community of Southern Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Pai, Hsiang-Chu, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Institute of Medicine of Chung Shan Medical University & Min-Hwei College of Healthcare Management
Title:Instructor and Doctoral Student
Co-Authors:Hsiu-Chin Chen, PhD, RN, EdD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Obesity is a burgeoning health problem in Taiwan. Research has proposed that the prevalence of obesity in females is higher than that of males and increases gradually with the age, especially for women aged 40 to 59 years old. Evidence has shown that relationships among obesity, age, physical activities, demographics, and menopause in climacteric women. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between obesity, menopausal status, and health behavior among climacteric women in a rural community of southern Taiwan. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. A purposive sampling method was used to recruit participants because a sensitive research topic for women was proposed. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect the data of the Climacteric Health Behavior (CHB) Scale and anthropometrics from 60 climacteric women in Taiwan. The obesity status was measured using the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumferences. The Chinese version of the CHB developed by Tsao et al. (2002) was used to gather the data of the climacteric women's achievement of practicing health behavior. Results: After controlling the covariate of age, there was a significant difference in the means of BMI between the postmenopausal and premenopausal women (F = 3.125, p ). Discussion: This study provides an understanding of climacteric women's obesity status and related health behavior in a rural community of southern Taiwan. It is imperative that community health care personnel take actions to promote persistent practices of healthy behavior among women, and to enable women to take responsibility for a healthy lifestyle.
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.titleThe Obesity, Menopausal Status, and Health Behavior among Climacteric Women in a Rural Community of Southern Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156233-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Obesity, Menopausal Status, and Health Behavior among Climacteric Women in a Rural Community of Southern 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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pai, Hsiang-Chu, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Institute of Medicine of Chung Shan Medical University &amp; Min-Hwei College of Healthcare Management</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor and Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hcpai@mail.mhchcm.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hsiu-Chin Chen, PhD, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Obesity is a burgeoning health problem in Taiwan. Research has proposed that the prevalence of obesity in females is higher than that of males and increases gradually with the age, especially for women aged 40 to 59 years old. Evidence has shown that relationships among obesity, age, physical activities, demographics, and menopause in climacteric women. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between obesity, menopausal status, and health behavior among climacteric women in a rural community of southern Taiwan. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. A purposive sampling method was used to recruit participants because a sensitive research topic for women was proposed. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect the data of the Climacteric Health Behavior (CHB) Scale and anthropometrics from 60 climacteric women in Taiwan. The obesity status was measured using the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumferences. The Chinese version of the CHB developed by Tsao et al. (2002) was used to gather the data of the climacteric women's achievement of practicing health behavior. Results: After controlling the covariate of age, there was a significant difference in the means of BMI between the postmenopausal and premenopausal women (F = 3.125, p ). Discussion: This study provides an understanding of climacteric women's obesity status and related health behavior in a rural community of southern Taiwan. It is imperative that community health care personnel take actions to promote persistent practices of healthy behavior among women, and to enable women to take responsibility for a healthy lifestyle.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:35:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:35:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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