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Journal of Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing 1998;4(3):402-415.
A Study on the Degree of Knowledge of Menopause and Management of Menopausal Women
Choi, Nam Youn , Choi, So Young , Jo, Hea Jin
1Gyeongsang University Hospital, Korea.
2The Graduate School, Pusan National University, Korea.
The purpose of study was to identify the degree of menopausal of age knowledge and management of menopausal women. The data were collected from April lst to May 31th in 1998 and 368 total. Data were analyzed by SPSS/PC program. The results were as follows. 1. The average age was 45-50 years. General health state was good 71% mosty they were house keeper. 87.5% had religion. The married woman was 86.1%. Menopause treatment experience was 88.1%. The educational state was below middle school, 72.3%. 2. The high score of knowledge of menopause was the item of whether they conceive or not after menopause, irregularity of menopause, menopausal symptoms, of the possibility osteoporosis. 3. The score of knowledge was the highest at the group 45-50, the high education, and the high number of family members. 4. The score of management was the highest in self control category. No drinking & no smoking items were the highest. Sexual management and management by professional person were low score. 5. The higher score of the knowledge of menopause, the higher score of the management.
Key Words: Menopause knowledge; Menopause management

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