Does social support affect menopausal symptoms in menopausal women?

Polat F., Orhan I., Kucukkelepce D.

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, vol.58, no.3, pp.1062-1070, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12899
  • Journal Name: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1062-1070
  • Keywords: menopausal symptom, menopause, social support, woman, MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALE, DETERMINANTS, HEALTH
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLCPurpose: To determine the effect of perceived social support of menopausal women on their menopausal complaints. Design and Methods: This descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 505 women. The data were obtained using personal information form, menopause rating scale, and multidimensional scale of perceived social support. Frequency, percentage, t test, analysis of variance Skewness and Kurtosis (±1) and correlation were used in the analysis of the data. Findings: In the study, it was found that there was a positive and significant relationship between menopausal symptoms and social support, and menopausal symptoms decreased as social support increased. Practice Implications: Nurses should provide consultancy for women to increase their social support systems to decrease their menopausal complaints.