Journal article

Understanding women's experience of memory over the menopausal transition: subjective and objective memory in pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal women

Anne E Unkenstein, Christina A Bryant, Fiona K Judd, Ben Ong, Glynda J Kinsella

Menopause | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Many women complain of forgetfulness during the menopausal transition. This study aimed to examine women's subjective perception of memory and their objective memory performance across the menopausal transition. METHODS: One hundred thirty women, aged 40 to 60 years were recruited from outpatient Menopause and Gynaecological clinics at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. Women were divided into menopausal stage groups according to the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop criteria based on menstrual patterns. All women completed self-report measures of depressive, anxiety, vasomotor, and sleep symptoms; attitude to menopause; and various aspects of memory, including memory cont..

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