Knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with menopause: A multi-ethnic qualitative study in Singapore

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Mackey, Sandra, Teo, Stephanie Swee Hong, Dramusic, Vesna, Lee, Hwee Khim and Boughton, Maureen. (2014) Knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with menopause: A multi-ethnic qualitative study in Singapore. Health Care for Women International. 35(5), pp. 512 - 528. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2013.801482
AuthorsMackey, Sandra, Teo, Stephanie Swee Hong, Dramusic, Vesna, Lee, Hwee Khim and Boughton, Maureen
Abstract

We explored knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with the menopause transition particular to women in the multi-ethnic cultural context of Singapore. Fifty-eight Chinese, Malay, and Indian Singaporean women participated in interviews that were audiorecorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using thematic analysis. Women from all three ethnicities described an attitude of acceptance surrounding menopause and the changes associated with it. While they thought it was important to be informed, they did not seek out information about menopause and did not view health professionals as useful sources of information. Management practices were diverse and rarely involved accessing health professionals.

Year2014
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Journal citation35 (5), pp. 512 - 528
PublisherInforma UK Ltd
ISSN0739-9332
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2013.801482
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84899957068
Page range512 - 528
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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