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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2002;8(4):521-528.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2002.8.4.521   
A Study on Climacteric Symptoms, Knowledge of Menopause, Menopausal Management in Middle-Aged Women
Hyoung Sook Park, Yun Mi Lee, Gyoo Yeong Cho
Pusan national University, College of Medicine, Nursing Department, Korea.
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between self reported climacteric symptoms, knowledge of menopause, menopausal management, in middle-aged women. The subjects of this study were 209 women from 40 to 64 years of age. The data was analyzed using SPSS program for t-test, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficients. The results of the study were as follows : 1. The characteristic variables significantly related to self reported climacteric symptoms were education(F=6.371, p<0.001), income (F=4.481, p<0.05), mensturation state(t= -2.004, p<0.05), mensturation cycle(t=-2.039, p<0.05), hormone therapy(t=2.107, p<0.05), health condition(F=21.111, p<0.001).2. The characteristic variables significantly related to knowledge of menopause were education(F=6.580, p<0.001), health condition (F=3.487, p<0.05).3. The characteristic variable significantly related to menopausal management was income(F=3.080, p<0.05). 4. The relationship between self reported climacteric symptoms and menopausal management was statistically significant with a negative correlation(r=-0.323, p<0.05).In conclusion, climacteric symptoms - based complaints by middle-aged women was negatively correlated to menopausal management. Therefore, health promotions designed to increase climacteric women's health should be a planned program based on results of the study.
Key Words: Middle-Aged Women; Climacteric Symptoms; Knowledge of Menopause; Menopausal Management

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