Journal article

Well-being, symptoms and the menopausal transition

L Dennerstein

Maturitas | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 1996

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This paper reviews the knowledge accumulated from published population studies of health and ill-health experiences during the menopausal transition. RESULTS: Well-being: mid-aged women are more likely to report positive moods than negative moods. Well-being is not associated with menopausal status but is associated with current health status, psychosocial and lifestyle variables. SYMPTOMS: SYMPTOMS vary greatly across cultures, with North American and European samples reporting higher rates of symptoms than Asian women. The most symptomatic women in the North American samples and Australian studies are those whose menstrual cycles have changed. Vasomotor symptoms increase throug..

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