Menopausal symptom experience of Hispanic midlife women in the United States.

Journal Article

Using a feminist approach, we examined the menopausal symptom experience of Hispanic midlife women in the United States This was a qualitative online forum study among 27 Hispanic midlife women in the United States. Seven topics related to menopausal symptom experience were used to administer the 6-month online forum. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Four themes were identified: (a) "Cambio de vida (change of life)," (b) "being silent about menopause," (c) "trying to be optimistic," and (d) "getting support." More in-depth studies with diverse groups of Hispanic women are needed while considering family as a contextual factor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Lim, H-J; Lee, SH; Dormire, S; Chee, W; Kresta, K

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 919 - 934

PubMed ID

  • 19742365

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399330902887582

Language

  • eng