Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2003 Dec;9(4):400-409.

A Study on the Relationship among Climacteric Symptoms, Knowledge of Menopause and Health Promoting Behavior in Middle-Aged Women

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Gachongil College, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was to identify the correlations among climacteric symptoms, knowledge of menopause and health promoting behavior in middle-aged women. METHOD: 1,360 women between 40-60 years of age living in Incheon, were asked to complete a questionnaire on their health. The data was collected between October 10th and October 30th, 2002. The data was analyzed using T-test, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficients with SPSS/pc program. RESULT: The variables significantly affecting climacteric symptoms, knowledge of menopause and health promoting behavior were education, perceived health status and family health problems. The relationship between knowledge of menopause and health promoting behavior was statistically significant with a positive correlation.
CONCLUSION
The knowledge of menopause by middle aged women was in positively correlated with health promoting behavior. Therefore, based on this study, we plan to develop a health education program to promote knowledge of menopause and health promoting behavior.

Keyword

Middle-aged women; Climacteric symptoms; Knowledge of menopause; Health promoting behavior

MeSH Terms

Climacteric*
Education
Family Health
Female
Health Education
Humans
Incheon
Menopause*
Middle Aged
Surveys and Questionnaires
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