Immigration Transition and Cognitive Symptoms During Menopausal Transition.

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Journal Article

Many studies have been conducted to investigate the effect of cultural influences on menopausal symptoms; however, associations between immigration transition and cognitive symptoms have rarely been uncovered. This secondary analysis aimed to determine these associations among 1,054 midlife women in the United States using the data from two national Internet surveys. The surveys included multiple questions on immigration transition, health and menopausal status, and the Cognitive Symptom Index for Midlife Women. The data analysis was performed using descriptive and inferential statistics including hierarchical multiple regression analyses. Nonimmigrants had larger numbers and higher severity scores of total cognitive symptoms than immigrants (p < .001). Immigration status explained 1.28% of the total variances in the total numbers and 1.46% of the total variances in the total severity scores of total cognitive symptoms (p < .001). The study supported significant associations between immigration transition and cognitive symptoms of women at midlife.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Ko, Y; Lee, Y; Chee, E; Chee, W

Published Date

  • July 3, 2019

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 193945919858366 -

PubMed ID

  • 31267827

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31267827

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-8456

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0193-9459

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0193945919858366

Language

  • eng