"Symptom-specific or holistic": menopausal symptom management.


Journal Article

Our purpose in this study was to identify differences in menopausal symptom management among four major ethnic groups in the United States. This was a secondary analysis of the qualitative data from a larger Internet-based study. We analyzed data from 90 middle-aged women in the United States using thematic analysis. We extracted four themes during the data analysis process: (a) "seeking formal or informal advice," (b) "medication as the first or final choice," (c) "symptom-specific or holistic," and (d) "avoiding or pursuing specific foods." Health care providers need to develop menopausal symptom management programs while considering ethnic differences in menopausal symptom management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Ko, Y; Hwang, H; Chee, W

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 575 - 592

PubMed ID

  • 22577743

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22577743

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399332.2011.646371


  • eng