Vasomotor symptom prevalence and language of menopause in Japan*

  title={Vasomotor symptom prevalence and language of menopause in Japan*},
  author={Melissa K. Melby},
  • M. Melby
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Menopause
Objective:To characterize the prevalence of vasomotor symptoms affecting menopausal women in Japan, the relationship between vasomotor symptoms and menopause status as defined by menstrual patterns versus self-assigned kōnenki (climacteric) status, and the salience and specificity of hot flash terminology. Design:Participants were healthy Japanese women, aged 45 to 55 years, living in Kyoto and Fukushima prefectures, divided into menopause groups based on menstrual patterns and self-assigned k… 

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