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Change-of-life anticipations, attitudes, and experiences among middle-aged Danish women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1989954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The meaning of the lay concept "the change of life" and the possible impact of the change of life on women's perceptions of health, aging, and sexuality in relation to this event was studied in a Danish general population. Longitudinal analyses were based on data from three cross-sectional studies carried out in 1976, 1981, and 1987 on a cohort of Danish women born in 1936. Of the original population of 621 women, 474 (76%) participated in all three studies. In a subsample (n = 336) consisting of women who assessed themselves as having experienced the change of life, the majority did not report loss of health, youth, or sexuality in relation to the climacterium. Social, cultural, and psychological factors unrelated to hormonal changes were of significant importance for the quality of health and sexuality during this period.
Authors:
A Køster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0739-9332     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-07     Completed Date:  1991-03-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude*
Denmark
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Female
Health Status*
Humans
Menopause / drug effects,  physiology,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Set (Psychology)*
Sexual Behavior

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