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Influence of employment status on menopausal symptoms.
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PMID:  21247563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the variation of climacteric symptoms among working and nonworking postmenopausal Turkish women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled a random sample of 132 women (66 employed, 66 not employed). Sociodemographic data were collected through a sociodemographic questionnaire. Menopause symptomatology was assessed using the Climacteric Complaint Tool. RESULTS: All women had a similar sociodemographic background. A significantly greater percentage of nonworking women suffered from hot flushes, difficulty in sleeping, headache, irritability, depressive mood, muscle and joint pain, and urinary problems. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the employment status had a significant effect on the experience of climacteric symptoms even after adjustments for education status and income adequacy. CONCLUSIONS: The present study indicates that the employment status might contribute to significant variations in climacteric symptomatology.
Nesrin Oğurlu; Mert Küçük; Hilmiye Aksu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Adnan Menderes University, Aydın Health Services Vocational College, Aydın, Turkey.
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