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dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Sybil L.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:11:05.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:32:27Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:32:27Z
dc.date.issued2007-07-01
dc.date.submitted2010-03-01
dc.identifier.citation<p>Menopause. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):725-33. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/GME.0b013e31802efbb2">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn1072-3714 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/GME.0b013e31802efbb2
dc.identifier.pmid17279061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/50952
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To review evidence of cultural differences in both biologic and nonbiologic factors as possible explanations for variation across cultures in self-reported vasomotor symptoms from surveys. DESIGN: Literature review and cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons of ethnic groups with respect to patterns of symptom reporting from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). RESULTS: The evidence to date indicates that cultural differences in vasomotor symptom reporting on surveys reflect both differences in the underlying biology, which ar likely to influence vasomotor symptom occurrence, and differences in nonbiologic sociocultural factors such as attitudes toward menopause, which are likely to be related to vasomotor symptom perception and reporting. CONCLUSIONS: It is important to consider interactions of culture and biology in studies of vasomotor symptoms. Recommendations for future studies include using both open- and closed-ended questions, including measurements of objective indicators such as reproductive hormone concentrations, measuring both culturally related biologic and nonbiologic factors related to vasomotor symptom occurrence or reporting, and using the same general study protocol for multiple cultural groups being compared.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<p><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=17279061&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a></p>
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.lww.com/menopausejournal/fulltext/2007/14040/The_roles_of_biologic_and_nonbiologic_factors_in.19.aspx
dc.subject*Cross-Cultural Comparison
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject*Cultural Characteristics
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHot Flashes
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLongitudinal Studies
dc.subjectMenopause
dc.subject*Questionnaires
dc.subjectWomen's Health
dc.subjectLife Sciences
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectWomen's Studies
dc.titleThe roles of biologic and nonbiologic factors in cultural differences in vasomotor symptoms measured by surveys
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleMenopause (New York, N.Y.)
dc.source.volume14
dc.source.issue4
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/wfc_pp/482
dc.identifier.contextkey1182221
html.description.abstract<p>OBJECTIVE: To review evidence of cultural differences in both biologic and nonbiologic factors as possible explanations for variation across cultures in self-reported vasomotor symptoms from surveys.</p> <p>DESIGN: Literature review and cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons of ethnic groups with respect to patterns of symptom reporting from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).</p> <p>RESULTS: The evidence to date indicates that cultural differences in vasomotor symptom reporting on surveys reflect both differences in the underlying biology, which ar likely to influence vasomotor symptom occurrence, and differences in nonbiologic sociocultural factors such as attitudes toward menopause, which are likely to be related to vasomotor symptom perception and reporting.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: It is important to consider interactions of culture and biology in studies of vasomotor symptoms. Recommendations for future studies include using both open- and closed-ended questions, including measurements of objective indicators such as reproductive hormone concentrations, measuring both culturally related biologic and nonbiologic factors related to vasomotor symptom occurrence or reporting, and using the same general study protocol for multiple cultural groups being compared.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathwfc_pp/482
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
dc.source.pages725-33


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