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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2011;17(1):10-20.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2011.17.1.10   
Effects of Integrated Menopause Management Program for Middle Aged Woman
Jung Suk Park, Young Eun Lee
1Ilsin Christian Hospital, Korea. cooler1978@hanmail.net
2College of Nursing, Kosin University, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of integrated menopause management program derived theoretical framework of King (1981)'s goal attainment theory model for middle aged women.
METHODS
This research was a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. The subjects of this study were 37 middle aged women in Busan and experiencing menopause; 17 for the experimental group and 20 for the control group. Experimental group was educated for 1 hour group interchange activity and five minutes individual interchange activity, once a week during 8 weeks. Measurement for comparison were taken two times, at baseline, 8wks. The effects were evaluated with menopause symptom, menopause knowledge, menopause attitude and menopause management.
RESULTS
The experimental group was significantly lower than control group on menopause symptom (F=5.936, p=.010) and higher than control group on menopause knowledge (F=12.031, p=.001) and menopause management (F=5.861, p=.010) after integrated menopause management program. However integrated menopause management program did not make significant differences on menopause attitude (F=0.105, p=.374).
CONCLUSION
Results indicate that integrated menopause management program could be an effective intervention decreasing menopause symptom and for increasing menopause knowledge, menopause management in middle aged women.
Key Words: Middle aged; Integrated menopause management; Goal attainment theory


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