Attitudes Toward Menopause

@article{Gannon1993AttitudesTM,
  title={Attitudes Toward Menopause},
  author={Linda R. Gannon and B Ekstrom},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={1993},
  volume={17},
  pages={275 - 288}
}
This research examined the influence of sociocultural paradigms of menopause on attitudes toward menopause. Five hundred eighty-one women and men, between the ages of 18 and 85, were assigned to one of three groups distinguished by the context within which they expressed their attitudes toward menopause. The contexts were designed to reflect particular paradigms: one group described their attitudes toward three medical problems, including menopause; a second group described their attitudes… 

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