Social and Psychological Correlates of Menopausal Symptoms

Denise F. Polit, Susan A. Larqcco
1980 Psychosomatic Medicine  
The present study explored the effects of various demographic and, personality variables on the nature and intensity of subjectively perceived menopausal symptoms. Data were collected by means of a mailed questionnaire from 135 menopausal and postmenopausal women from a general urban population. It was found that women who reported a higher number of menopausal symptoms tended to be less well-educated, were less likely to be working, and viewed themselves in poorer health than women with fewer
more » ... r no symptoms. Psychosomatic and psychologic symptoms such as nervousness, depression, headaches, and irritability were found to be significantly related to such personality attributes as self-confidence, personal adjustment, nurturance, and aggression.
doi:10.1097/00006842-198005000-00004 pmid:7443933 fatcat:jblipaos4rdjzkury3focgvzuy