A survey on the climacteric symptoms in korean women
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This study describes the climacteric symptoms experienced by Korean women during the peri- and postmenopausal periods, and examines relationships between the levels of bothersome menopausal symptoms and life-style behavior factors including smoking, alcohol use, physical activity, and diet. For this cross-sectional survey, 2,807 naturally postmenopausal women aged between 41-65 years living in 7 metropolitan areas and 6 provinces in Korea were recruited from December 1998 to May 1999. A menopause-related characteristic questionnaire, a climacteric symptoms/problems checklist, and a menopause-specific quality-of-life questionnaire were used to measure menopause-related information, peri- and postmenopausal symptoms, and levels of bothersome menopausal symptoms. Korean women in both peri- and post-menopausal periods most frequently indicated experiencing hot flashes, backaches, fatigue, and memory lapse. Based on the life-style behavior factors analysis, no differences were found in the levels associated with bothersome vasomotor symptoms. Only alcohol use and a preference for wheat were associated with levels of physical symptoms. © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Women and Health
Park, Young Joo, Hesook Suzie Kim, Pyong Sahm Ku, Hyun Choel Kang, and Sook Hee Chun. "A survey on the climacteric symptoms in korean women." Women and Health 34, 1 (2001): 17-28. doi: 10.1300/J013v34n01_02.