Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 4):S41-3
A population-based study of health service use by mid-life women
SC Ho, SSG Chan, CSY Chan
Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
1. Women going through menopause report the greatest number of symptoms and about one third of them discussed their menopausal problems with a health professional over the previous year.
2. Musculoskeletal complaints were the most prevalent, followed by psychological symptoms. The use of hormone replacement therapy was low.
3. Social, psychological, and health factors were independently associated with symptom reporting.
4. Health professionals should be more aware of menopausal women’s physical and psychological needs and the support they require during this stage of life.