Symptoms experienced during menopausal transition: Korean women in South Korea and the United States.


Journal Article

This article reports on cultural influences on symptoms experienced during menopausal transition of Korean women in South Korea and Korean immigrant women in the United States. Data from independent studies of two groups of Korean women were triangulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis indicated that Korean women in South Korea tended to report more symptoms than Korean immigrant women in the United States. Types and severity of prevalent symptoms were also found to be different between the two groups. The findings suggest that recent introduction of menopausal industries in South Korea and contextual influences on Korean women's work and immigration in the United States would be the reason for differences. Based on the findings, implications for future research are proposed.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 321 - 328

PubMed ID

  • 14535153

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14535153

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7832

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-6596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043659603257160


  • eng