Symptom experience during menopausal transition: low income Korean immigrant women.


Journal Article

The symptoms experienced during menopausal transition of a vulnerable group of women, low income Korean immigrants, are described in this paper. The findings demonstrated that (a) the types of the symptoms that the women reported were different from those reported by Western women; (b) the women tended to normalize their symptoms; and (c) their symptom experience was influenced by immigration transition and its contextual variables. We suggest that symptom experience of immigrant women during menopausal transition be understood within the contexts of their immigration transition, and that their own views of normality of the menopausal transition be respected.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, EO; Meleis, AI; Lee, KA

Published Date

  • January 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 67

PubMed ID

  • 10427648

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10427648

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-0242

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/j013v29n02_04


  • eng