Journal article

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING, MIDLIFE AND THE MENOPAUSE

L DENNERSTEIN, AMA SMITH, C MORSE

MATURITAS | ELSEVIER SCI IRELAND LTD | Published : 1994

Abstract

Few studies of women's health in the menopausal years have formally assessed well being. The present study aimed to determine whether well-being during mid-life related to menopausal status, social circumstance, health status, interpersonal stress, attitudes and lifestyle behaviours. A random sample of 2000 Melbourne women aged 45-55 years were sought by random digital telephone dialling. A response rate of 70.6% was achieved. Interviews conducted on the telephone included a well-being scale--the Affectometer 2. The final data set, comprising 1503 individuals, was subjected to analyses of variance. Menopausal status did not significantly affect well-being. Well-being was found to be signific..

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