A survey on the climacteric symptoms in Korean women

Young Joo Park, H. S. Kim, P. S. Ku, H. C. Kang, S. H. Chun

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-28
Number of pages12
JournalWomen and Health
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Climacteric symptoms
  • Life-style behavioral factors
  • Middle-aged women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Gender Studies

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Park, Y. J., Kim, H. S., Ku, P. S., Kang, H. C., & Chun, S. H. (2001). A survey on the climacteric symptoms in Korean women. Women and Health, 34(1), 17-28. https://doi.org/10.1300/J013v34n01_02

A survey on the climacteric symptoms in Korean women. / Park, Young Joo; Kim, H. S.; Ku, P. S.; Kang, H. C.; Chun, S. H.

In: Women and Health, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.2001, p. 17-28.

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Park, YJ, Kim, HS, Ku, PS, Kang, HC & Chun, SH 2001, 'A survey on the climacteric symptoms in Korean women', Women and Health, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 17-28. https://doi.org/10.1300/J013v34n01_02
Park, Young Joo ; Kim, H. S. ; Ku, P. S. ; Kang, H. C. ; Chun, S. H. / A survey on the climacteric symptoms in Korean women. In: Women and Health. 2001 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 17-28.
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