Identifying the Knowledge Domains in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women of African Descent

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156331
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Presentation
Title:
Identifying the Knowledge Domains in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women of African Descent
Abstract:
Identifying the Knowledge Domains in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women of African Descent
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Holston, Ezra Charles, PhD, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of California- Los Angeles
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation] Women's knowledge about menopause can be used to treat menopausal symptoms. The knowledge can range from basic physiological changes to long-term effects of hormone replacement therapy. Culture may impact the type of knowledge domains accessed. However, in women of African descent, the specific knowledge domains have not been identified. The purpose of this cross-sectional, descriptive study is to retrospectively identify the prevalent knowledge domains in perimenopausal and menopausal African-American women. The conceptual framework includes the concepts of self-efficacy, health beliefs, and self-care from Bandura's Self-Efficacy Framework. Sample included 102 perimenopausal (mean age 45 +/- 4.6) and 104 menopausal (mean age 51 +/- 7.8) African-American women living in a Southern rural community.áKnowledge about menopause was measured with the Menopause Knowledge Questionnaire and Hormone Replacement Therapy Questionnaire. Menopause was defined as the cessation of menses over 12 consecutive months (Menopausal Health Scale). Descriptive statistics, Spearman Rho correlation analysis, Kruskal-Wallis Test, and factor analysis were used to analyze the data. More perimenopausal women were employed fulltime (84%) and had completed high school (86%) than menopausal women (64% and 69%, respectively). Both groups were similar in marital status (46% and 52%) and annual income < $25,000 (68% and 70%), respectively. Knowledge domains for perimenopausal women were general symptoms ( r avg =.72), vaginal discomfort (r avg =.76), and general complications ( r avg =.76). For menopausal women, the domains were risk for physical changes (r avg =.82), major diseases ( r avg =.84), physiology ( r avg =.68), and treating physical discomfort ( r avg =.80). Physical discomfort was prevalent in both groups ( r avg =.79, r avg =.66), respectively.á As women of African descent go through the menopausal process, their menopausal knowledge transitions from general to specific information. Accessing these knowledge domains may strengthen the effectiveness of practitioners across the globe to treat menopausal symptoms in women of African descent. Future analysis will establish a foundation for the identification and amelioration of knowledge domains and their possible deficits.
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.titleIdentifying the Knowledge Domains in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women of African Descenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156331-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identifying the Knowledge Domains in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women of African Descent</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Holston, Ezra Charles, PhD, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California- Los Angeles</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">echolston@ucla.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Women's knowledge about menopause can be used to treat menopausal symptoms. The knowledge can range from basic physiological changes to long-term effects of hormone replacement therapy. Culture may impact the type of knowledge domains accessed. However, in women of African descent, the specific knowledge domains have not been identified. The purpose of this cross-sectional, descriptive study is to retrospectively identify the prevalent knowledge domains in perimenopausal and menopausal African-American women. The conceptual framework includes the concepts of self-efficacy, health beliefs, and self-care from Bandura's Self-Efficacy Framework. Sample included 102 perimenopausal (mean age 45 +/- 4.6) and 104 menopausal (mean age 51 +/- 7.8) African-American women living in a Southern rural community.&aacute;Knowledge about menopause was measured with the Menopause Knowledge Questionnaire and Hormone Replacement Therapy Questionnaire. Menopause was defined as the cessation of menses over 12 consecutive months (Menopausal Health Scale). Descriptive statistics, Spearman Rho correlation analysis, Kruskal-Wallis Test, and factor analysis were used to analyze the data. More perimenopausal women were employed fulltime (84%) and had completed high school (86%) than menopausal women (64% and 69%, respectively). Both groups were similar in marital status (46% and 52%) and annual income &lt; $25,000 (68% and 70%), respectively. Knowledge domains for perimenopausal women were general symptoms ( r avg =.72), vaginal discomfort (r avg =.76), and general complications ( r avg =.76). For menopausal women, the domains were risk for physical changes (r avg =.82), major diseases ( r avg =.84), physiology ( r avg =.68), and treating physical discomfort ( r avg =.80). Physical discomfort was prevalent in both groups ( r avg =.79, r avg =.66), respectively.&aacute; As women of African descent go through the menopausal process, their menopausal knowledge transitions from general to specific information. Accessing these knowledge domains may strengthen the effectiveness of practitioners across the globe to treat menopausal symptoms in women of African descent. Future analysis will establish a foundation for the identification and amelioration of knowledge domains and their possible deficits.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:40:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:40:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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