Greene Climacteric Scale: norms in an Australian population in relation to age and menopausal status

Travers, C., O'Neill, S. M., King, R., Battistutta, D. and Khoo, S. K. (2005) Greene Climacteric Scale: norms in an Australian population in relation to age and menopausal status. Climacteric, 8 1: 56-62. doi:10.1080/13697130400013443


Author Travers, C.
O'Neill, S. M.
King, R.
Battistutta, D.
Khoo, S. K.
Title Greene Climacteric Scale: norms in an Australian population in relation to age and menopausal status
Journal name Climacteric   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-7137
1473-0804
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13697130400013443
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 56
End page 62
Total pages 7
Editor A. MacLennan
D. W. Sturdee
Place of publication Lancaster
Publisher Parthenon Publishing Group
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
321014 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
730201 Women's health
Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was two-fold: to assess climacteric symptoms and provide normative data for the Greene Climacteric Scale during the menopause transition, and to investigate the prevalence of climacteric symptoms in a representative sample of postmenopausal Australian women. Method A cohort of 500 premenopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women aged 40-80 years participated in the Longitudinal Study of Ageing in Women (LAW study) at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. In year 1 of the study (2001), all participants completed the Greene Climacteric Scale and information regarding their menopausal status and the use of hormone therapy (HT) was obtained through a clinical interview with a qualified medical practitioner. Results The 50-59-year age group achieved the highest scores on the vasomotor and the depression scales in comparison to other age groups. Significant differences were also evident on the vasomotor and the depression scales on the basis of menopausal status, especially in perimenopausal women. Approximately 10% of women in the 60-79-year age group continued to experience vasomotor symptoms. Conclusion Vasomotor symptoms, as assessed by the Greene Climacteric Scale, are common during the menopause transition and remain elevated for some years in a minority of older postmenopausal women. The norms presented in this study are appropriate for use in an Australian population.
Keyword Obstetrics & Gynecology
Greene Climacteric Scale
Menopause
Climacteric Symptoms
Symptoms
Q-Index Code C1

 
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