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Article: A culturally sensitive study of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms among Chinese women

TitleA culturally sensitive study of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms among Chinese women
Authors
KeywordsChinese women
Culture
Premenstrual and menstrual symptoms
Premenstrual syndrome
Psychometric properties
Issue Date2009
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0167482x.asp
Citation
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009, v. 30 n. 2, p. 105-114 How to Cite?
AbstractThis is a two-part study of perimenstrual symptomatology in Chinese women. We developed and validated the Chinese Questionnaire of Perimenstrual Symptoms (CQ-PERI-MS), which was adapted from the Moos Menstrual Distress Questionnaire, and used this instrument to assess the prevalence and nature of perimenstrual symptoms among Chinese women in Hong Kong. The initial CQ-PERI-MS was first administered to a sample of 538 menstruating Chinese women in Hong Kong together with measures of anxiety, depression and neuroticism. Psychometric analyses rendered a 32-item CQ-PERI-MS which demonstrated good reliability, convergent and discriminant validity, and factorial validity. Four factors were yielded, namely, Dysphoria, Somatic distress, Cognitive problems and Arousal. The CQ-PERI-MS was then administered to a separate sample of 339 menstruating Chinese women in Hong Kong for further examination of validity as well as pattern of perimenstrual symptoms. It was found that perimenstrual symptoms were common, with 18.6% and 34.2% of the participants reporting 10 or more premenstrual and menstrual symptoms, respectively. Both premenstrual and menstrual distress were characterised by a combination of emotional and somatic symptoms. Contrary to previous preconceptions, perimenstrual symptoms are commonly experienced by Chinese women, with both overlapping and distinct features when compared with patterns in the West.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125332
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dc.contributor.authorLee, AMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, CSKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChong, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:25:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:25:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009, v. 30 n. 2, p. 105-114en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0167-482X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125332-
dc.description.abstractThis is a two-part study of perimenstrual symptomatology in Chinese women. We developed and validated the Chinese Questionnaire of Perimenstrual Symptoms (CQ-PERI-MS), which was adapted from the Moos Menstrual Distress Questionnaire, and used this instrument to assess the prevalence and nature of perimenstrual symptoms among Chinese women in Hong Kong. The initial CQ-PERI-MS was first administered to a sample of 538 menstruating Chinese women in Hong Kong together with measures of anxiety, depression and neuroticism. Psychometric analyses rendered a 32-item CQ-PERI-MS which demonstrated good reliability, convergent and discriminant validity, and factorial validity. Four factors were yielded, namely, Dysphoria, Somatic distress, Cognitive problems and Arousal. The CQ-PERI-MS was then administered to a separate sample of 339 menstruating Chinese women in Hong Kong for further examination of validity as well as pattern of perimenstrual symptoms. It was found that perimenstrual symptoms were common, with 18.6% and 34.2% of the participants reporting 10 or more premenstrual and menstrual symptoms, respectively. Both premenstrual and menstrual distress were characterised by a combination of emotional and somatic symptoms. Contrary to previous preconceptions, perimenstrual symptoms are commonly experienced by Chinese women, with both overlapping and distinct features when compared with patterns in the West.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0167482x.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecologyen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChinese women-
dc.subjectCulture-
dc.subjectPremenstrual and menstrual symptoms-
dc.subjectPremenstrual syndrome-
dc.subjectPsychometric properties-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - psychology-
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparison-
dc.subject.meshMenstruation Disturbances - ethnology - psychology-
dc.subject.meshPremenstrual Syndrome - ethnology - psychology-
dc.titleA culturally sensitive study of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms among Chinese womenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0167-482X&volume=30&issue=2&spage=105&epage=114&date=2009&atitle=A+culturally+sensitive+study+of+prementstrual+and+menstrual+symptoms+among+Chinese+women-
dc.identifier.emailLee, AM: amlee@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLee, AM=rp00483en_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01674820902789241-
dc.identifier.pmid19533490-
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dc.identifier.hkuros178989en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros156679-
dc.identifier.volume30en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage105en_HK
dc.identifier.epage114en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000267100300007-

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