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Musculoskeletal Pains, Menopausal Symptoms and Depression by Women`s Menopausal Stage
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2011, pp.158-168
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2011.18.2.158
 Title & Authors
Musculoskeletal Pains, Menopausal Symptoms and Depression by Women`s Menopausal Stage
Jang, Hyun-Jung; Ahn, Suk-Hee;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare musculoskeletal pain, menopausal symptoms and depression by women`s menopausal stage. Method: With a survey design, a convenience sample of 203 women between age of 40 to 64 was recruited through a community. Data were collected via a structured study questionnaire from May to July, 2008. Measures included with symptom severity list for menopausal symptoms, Aches and Pains scale, and Beck`s Depression Inventory. Results: Thirty-seven percent of women belong to early peri-menopausal stage, 31% to late peri-menopausal stage, and 32% to postmenopausal stage. By group comparison, late peri-menopausal and post menopausal women reported higher scores of depression than early peri-menopausal women. Postmenopausal women had greater scores in two pain subscales (bodily pain and pain that interferes with normal work) and two menopausal symptoms subscales (sleep pattern and sexual behaviors) than early peri-menopausal women. There were moderate levels of positive relationships among study variables at each menopausal stage. Conclusion: Postmenopausal women seem to have greater musculoskeletal pain and menopausal symptoms, and have depression more than did early peri-menopausal women. Tailored nursing strategies are required to reduce these kinds of common symptoms for women with menopausal transition to improve their physical and psychological wellbeing.
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