Journal article

Validation and utility of the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire: Links to menopause and well-being trajectories

Lydia Brown, Stephen Bowden, Christina Bryant, Valerie Brown, Bei Bei, Kim-Michelle Gilson, Angela Komiti, Fiona Judd

MATURITAS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Qualitative studies show that women link menopause to the ageing process, and yet surprisingly little research has investigated how attitudes to ageing might shape women's experience of menopause, as well as their overall well-being at midlife. This study validated the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ) for use among midlife women, and explored the AAQ's role in predicting menopausal factors and 10 year well-being trajectories in the midlife group. STUDY DESIGN: Scale validation involved cross-sectional group comparisons of the AAQ factor structure between a sample of midlife women aged 40-60 (n=517) and sample of women aged over 60 (n=259). Longitudinal data on 10-year chan..

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