Relevancia de la menopausia y del apoyo social en las diferencias en salud entre mujeres y hombres

  1. María Pilar Matud Aznar 1
  2. María Concepción Correa 1
  3. Livia García Pérez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

Journal:
Universitas psychologica

ISSN: 1657-9267

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Pages: 12

Type: Article

DOI: 10.11144/JAVERIANA.UPSY16-1.RMAS DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

Abstract

This study examined the relevance of the menopause and social support in gender differences in health. A cross-sectional survey of a general population sample comprising 710 women and 606 men, aged between 20 and 65 was carried out. No health differences were found between younger men and women. However, perimenopausal women reported more insomnia and vasomotor symptoms, as well as they reported more pain than men through the postmenopause. Perceived social support was associated with better health, especially in premenopausal and postmenopausal women.