Research Article| Volume 74, ISSUE 1, P84-88, January 2013

A health survey of Beijing middle-aged registered nurses during menopause



      To collect health information of Beijing middle-aged registered nurses during menopause.


      We distributed self-administered questionnaires to 2100 registered nurses aged 40–55 from 20 hospitals in Beijing. The objects of interest were selected by cluster sampling.


      A total of 1686 questionnaires met the criteria and were used for statistical analysis. The average natural menopause age was 48.68 ± 3.61 years old. We determined that 37.83% of the objects had modified Kupperman Menopausal Index (KMI) scores ≥15. The top three menopause symptoms were fatigue (82.72%), irritability (70.24%), and arthralgia/myalgia (69.55%); hot flashes ranked eleventh (30.83%).


      A total of 37.83% Beijing middle-aged registered nurses had menopause syndrome, and the top three symptoms were fatigue, irritability, and arthralgia/myalgia.


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