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Voices From the Hilo Women's Health Study: Talking Story About Menopause
Health Care for Woman International (2013)
  • Morrison A Lynn
  • Brown E Daniel
  • Lynnette L Sievert
  • Reza Angela
  • Rahberg Nichole
  • Mills Phoebe
  • Goodloe Amber

Our purpose in conducting this qualitative study was to examine how a multiethnic sample of women living in Hilo, Hawai’i, describe menopause. Interviews were conducted with 185 pre-, peri-, and post-menopausal women aged 45 to 55. We found that pre-menopausal women felt anxious compared with peri- and post-menopausal women's more affirmative attitudes of increasing confidence and freedom in this new cycle of life. A dominant theme was the construction of a post-menstrual identity. Peri-and post-menopausal women's attitudes were not biomedically oriented. Local culture and the island lifestyle may provide a positive atmosphere for women going through menopause.

  • headaches,
  • menopause,
  • migraines,
  • Hawaii
Publication Date
October 17, 2013
Citation Information
Morrison A Lynn, Brown E Daniel, Lynnette L Sievert, Reza Angela, et al.. "Voices From the Hilo Women's Health Study: Talking Story About Menopause" Health Care for Woman International Vol. 35 Iss. 5 (2013)
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