Health Concerns of Perimenopausal Women

Pen-Hsin Hou, Lee-Ing Tsao



Practicing perimenopausal health promotion is an important key stage for the healthy life of the coming elderly. However, there are few studies conducted on these women's subjective health concerns. Getting insight into their health concerns can help women implement their own health promotion lives.


The goal is to generate data from the in-depth interview for perimenopausal women based on their perceptions, beliefs, values, and feelings regarding perimenopausal women’s subjective health concerns.


The qualitative research by using content analysis was applied. In-depth interviews were conducted with 19 perimenopausal women with a mean age of 51.31 years. The constant comparative method was used to analyze the interview data.


Two themes and their subthemes were identified: (a) “Evaluating Health” - “Suspecting a menopausal disease or illness”, “Easily feel tired, lack energy, and feel not as strong as before”, “Worried about my abnormal physiological data” and (b) “Remaining Young” – “Worried that I lost my female characteristics and reproductive function”, “Weight loss is the focus of life, but it is not easy to achieve.”


“Evaluating Health” and “Remaining Young” are two health concerns for perimenopausal women. It is crucial for health providers to advocate these two concerns as slogans for perimenopausal health promotion women.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

International Journal of Studies in Nursing  ISSN 2424-9653 (Print)  ISSN 2529-7317 (Online)

Copyright © July Press

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.