Lorraine Dennerstein

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Confronting the challenges: epidemiological study of female sexual dysfunction and the menopause
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Med 2:118-32. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Hormones, mood, sexuality, and the menopausal transition
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 77:S42-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a short scale to assess female sexual functioning
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, 6th Floor, Charles Connibere Building, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC 3050, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 28:389-97. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of declining self-rated health during the transition to menopause
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, 6th Floor, Charles Connibere Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 54:147-53. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood abuse and its association with mid-aged women's sexual functioning
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:225-34. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Modeling mid-aged women's sexual functioning: a prospective, population-based study
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:173-83. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The menopause and sexual functioning: a review of the population-based studies
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Annu Rev Sex Res 14:64-82. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of depressed mood in middle-aged, Australian-born women
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 11:563-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint New findings from non-linear longitudinal modelling of menopausal hormone changes
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Hum Reprod Update 13:551-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Women's sexual functioning, lifestyle, mid-age, and menopause in 12 European countries
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Menopause 11:778-85. 2004

Detail Information

Publications100

  1. ncbi request reprint Confronting the challenges: epidemiological study of female sexual dysfunction and the menopause
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Med 2:118-32. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Hormones, mood, sexuality, and the menopausal transition
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 77:S42-8. 2002
    ..To determine the extent of changes in women's sexual functioning and well-being during the menopausal transition and the relationship to hormonal changes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a short scale to assess female sexual functioning
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, 6th Floor, Charles Connibere Building, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC 3050, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 28:389-97. 2002
    ..A cut-off score of 7 or below distinguishes with 79% specificity and sensitivity those with sexual dysfunction...
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of declining self-rated health during the transition to menopause
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, 6th Floor, Charles Connibere Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 54:147-53. 2003
    ..In particular, to investigate the potential role of the menopausal transition in changing self-rated health...
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood abuse and its association with mid-aged women's sexual functioning
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:225-34. 2004
    ..05). This study of mid-aged women found that the major impact of childhood sexual abuse is on the quality of relationship with the partner...
  6. ncbi request reprint Modeling mid-aged women's sexual functioning: a prospective, population-based study
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:173-83. 2004
    ..Partner-related factors (change in partner status and feelings for partner) also had significant effects...
  7. ncbi request reprint The menopause and sexual functioning: a review of the population-based studies
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Annu Rev Sex Res 14:64-82. 2003
    ..Women with low scores of sexual functioning were more likely to be distressed on the Female Sexual Distress Scale. In conclusion, there is a dramatic decline in female sexual functioning with the natural menopausal transition...
  8. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of depressed mood in middle-aged, Australian-born women
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 11:563-8. 2004
    ..There has been controversy about the relationship between menopause and depression. This study utilizes a unique prospective population-based data set of middle-aged, Australian-born women to identify determinants of depressed mood...
  9. ncbi request reprint New findings from non-linear longitudinal modelling of menopausal hormone changes
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Hum Reprod Update 13:551-7. 2007
    ..These findings have clinical relevance in identifying which symptoms will be triggered by steep transitions of E2 such as sudden withdrawal and which health parameters may require a maintenance level of E2...
  10. ncbi request reprint Women's sexual functioning, lifestyle, mid-age, and menopause in 12 European countries
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Menopause 11:778-85. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint A symptomatic approach to understanding women's health experiences: a cross-cultural comparison of women aged 20 to 70 years
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 14:688-96. 2007
    ..To determine patterns of symptoms across age groups, identify symptom groups associated with ovarian hormonal depletion or other variables, and develop a prediction model for each symptom...
  12. ncbi request reprint The relative effects of hormones and relationship factors on sexual function of women through the natural menopausal transition
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 84:174-80. 2005
    ..To investigate the relative effects of hormonal and relationship factors on female sexual function during the natural menopausal transition...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexuality
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Med 118:59-63. 2005
    ..Other factors such as prior sexual function and partner issues have larger effects on women's sexual function than do hormonal factors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modeling women's health during the menopausal transition: a longitudinal analysis
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 14:53-62. 2007
    ....
  15. doi request reprint The effect of premenstrual symptoms on activities of daily life
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 94:1059-64. 2010
    ..To assess impact of premenstrual symptoms on activities of women's daily lives (ADL)...
  16. doi request reprint Premenstrual symptoms -- severity, duration and typology: an international cross-sectional study
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause Int 15:120-6. 2009
    ..Determine women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in menopausal women: a survey of Western European women
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Med 3:212-22. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Short scale to measure female sexuality: adapted from McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire
    L Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, 6th Floor, Charles Connibere Building, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria 3050, Australia
    J Sex Marital Ther 27:339-51. 2001
    ..The original wording in the McCoy scale is recommended as considerable data has now become available on reliability and validity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Are changes in sexual functioning during midlife due to aging or menopause?
    L Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 76:456-60. 2001
    ..To determine whether changes in women's sexual functioning during midlife are due to aging or menopause...
  20. ncbi request reprint The effects of the menopausal transition and biopsychosocial factors on well-being
    L Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Womens Ment Health 5:15-22. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether women's well-being changed with the menopausal transition, and the effect on well-being of other biological, psychosocial and lifestyle factors...
  21. doi request reprint Hormone levels and cognitive function in postmenopausal midlife women
    Joanne Ryan
    Department of Psychiatry and National Ageing Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1138-47. 2012
    ..03). In postmenopausal midlife women, endogenous estradiol and testosterone levels and the testosterone/estradiol ratio are associated with semantic memory and verbal episodic memory abilities...
  22. doi request reprint Hormone levels and cognitive function in postmenopausal midlife women
    Joanne Ryan
    Department of Psychiatry and National Ageing Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia Inserm, U888, Montpellier, F 34093, France University Montpellier 1, Montpellier, F 34000, France
    Neurobiol Aging 33:617.e11-22. 2012
    ..03). In postmenopausal midlife women, endogenous estradiol and testosterone levels and the testosterone/estradiol ratio are associated with semantic memory and verbal episodic memory abilities...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hot flushes during the menopause transition: a longitudinal study in Australian-born women
    Janet R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 12:460-7. 2005
    ..To investigate factors associated with the presence, severity, and frequency of hot flushes...
  24. doi request reprint Sexual function, dysfunction, and sexual distress in a prospective, population-based sample of mid-aged, Australian-born women
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Med 5:2291-9. 2008
    ..Previous, population-based studies investigating the risk factors for sexual distress have not drawn on longitudinal data...
  25. ncbi request reprint The frequency of sexual intercourse reported by women: a review of community-based studies and factors limiting their conclusions
    Anja Schneidewind-Skibbe
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Med 5:301-35. 2008
    ..A range of methodological inconsistencies has the potential to affect reported prevalence rates of sexual intercourse...
  26. doi request reprint Risk factors for female sexual dysfunction in the general population: exploring factors associated with low sexual function and sexual distress
    Richard D Hayes
    School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 5:1681-93. 2008
    ..No previous population-based studies have used validated instruments to measure female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in Australian women across a broad age range...
  27. doi request reprint Asian study of effects of premenstrual symptoms on activities of daily life
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, National Aging Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Menopause Int 16:146-51. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper is to assess the effects of premenstrual symptoms on quality of life as measured by the impact symptoms have on women's activities of daily life (ADL)...
  28. doi request reprint Executive functions in recently postmenopausal women: absence of strong association with serum gonadal steroids
    Joanne Ryan
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Brain Res 1379:199-205. 2011
    ..In recently postmenopausal women not receiving hormone therapy, serum concentrations of estrone, estradiol and testosterone, and the testosterone/estradiol ratio are not strongly associated with executive functions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship between hypoactive sexual desire disorder and aging
    Richard D Hayes
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Fertil Steril 87:107-12. 2007
    ..The American Foundation of Urologic Disease and the American Psychiatric Association stipulate that HSDD is only diagnosed when both low sexual desire and sexually related personal distress are present...
  30. pmc A prospective study of the association between endogenous hormones and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women
    Joanne Ryan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 16:509-17. 2009
    ..Across a woman's lifetime, variations in hormone levels are known to influence mood and well-being. Whether absolute or changes in hormone levels over time are associated with depression among postmenopausal women remains unclear...
  31. doi request reprint A population-based survey of Asian women's experience of premenstrual symptoms
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, National Aging Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Menopause Int 16:139-45. 2010
    ..This paper aims to explore women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms in three Asian countries and the factors affecting the prevalence of these symptoms...
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors contributing to positive mood during the menopausal transition
    L Dennerstein
    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:84-9. 2001
    ..000), major life events (p = .041), daily hassles (p = .014), marital status (p = .007), and work satisfaction (p = .001). Structural equation modelling found a goodness of fit index of .821...
  33. doi request reprint Global epidemiological study of variation of premenstrual symptoms with age and sociodemographic factors
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, National Aging Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Menopause Int 17:96-101. 2011
    ..To determine patterns of premenstrual symptom experiences across the reproductive age range, and the effects of other factors on premenstrual symptoms...
  34. ncbi request reprint Mammographic densities during the menopausal transition: a longitudinal study of Australian-born women
    Janet R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, and St Vincent s BreastScreen, St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 14:208-15. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate hormonal and other factors associated with mammographic density during the menopausal transition and in postmenopause...
  35. ncbi request reprint What can prevalence studies tell us about female sexual difficulty and dysfunction?
    Richard D Hayes
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 3:589-95. 2006
    ..Many recent studies have investigated the prevalence of female sexual difficulty/dysfunction...
  36. ncbi request reprint Association between hormonal changes at menopause and the risk of a coronary event: a longitudinal study
    Janet R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, RMH, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 11:315-22. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint The relative effect of endogenous estradiol and androgens on menopausal bone loss: a longitudinal study
    Janet R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Charles Connibere Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 15:881-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relative strength of the association of endogenous estradiol and androgens with bone loss at the lumbar spine and femoral neck during the menopausal transition...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hormonal changes in the menopause transition
    Henry G Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Recent Prog Horm Res 57:257-75. 2002
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Are aspects of study design associated with the reported prevalence of female sexual difficulties?
    Richard D Hayes
    School of Population Health, Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 90:497-505. 2008
    ..To investigate associations between the prevalence of sexual difficulties reported in published studies and design features of those studies to determine if differences in design contribute to variation in prevalence estimates...
  40. doi request reprint Attitudes toward and frequency of partner interactions among women reporting decreased sexual desire
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    J Sex Med 6:1668-73. 2009
    ..Limited published data address the impact of low sexual desire and interest on multiple domains of women's partnered relationships...
  41. doi request reprint Cycle and hormone changes during perimenopause: the key role of ovarian function
    Henry G Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 15:603-12. 2008
    ..There is no specific endocrine marker of the early or late transition, making measurements of FSH or E2 unreliable in attempting to stage an individual with regard to approaching menopause...
  42. ncbi request reprint A prospective longitudinal study of serum testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels through the menopause transition
    H G Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Medical Center, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 85:2832-8. 2000
    ..DHEAS decreases as a function of age, not time relative to FMP, and T remains unchanged during the menopausal years. SHBG and DHEAS show a high degree of stability within an individual over time...
  43. ncbi request reprint A review of hormonal changes during the menopausal transition: focus on findings from the Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project
    H G Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Reprod Update 13:559-65. 2007
    ..This review provides the background for an accompanying manuscript in which a novel approach to modelling the hormonal changes during the transition is described...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prospectively measured levels of serum follicle-stimulating hormone, estradiol, and the dimeric inhibins during the menopausal transition in a population-based cohort of women
    H G Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 84:4025-30. 1999
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Epidemiology of premenstrual symptoms and disorders
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, National Aging Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Menopause Int 18:48-51. 2012
    ..In conclusion, premenstrual symptoms are a frequent source of concern to women during their reproductive lives and moderate to severe symptoms impact on their quality of lives...
  46. doi request reprint Global study of women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms and their effects on daily life
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Department of Psychiatry, National Aging Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Menopause Int 17:88-95. 2011
    ..To determine cross-cultural and other effects on women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms and their impact on activities of daily life (ADL)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Menstrual diary data and menopausal transition: methodologic issues
    John Taffe
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:588-94. 2002
    ..To identify problems arising in the analysis of menstrual diary data in a longitudinal study of the menopausal transition, and to propose solutions...
  48. ncbi request reprint Central abdominal fat and endogenous hormones during the menopausal transition
    Janet R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 79:1335-40. 2003
    ..To investigate the effect of endogenous hormone levels on central abdominal fat during the menopausal transition in a population-based cohort of Australian-born women...
  49. ncbi request reprint Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with lower performance on memory tasks in post-menopausal women
    Margaret S Clark
    The Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:57-62. 2005
    ..As hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with memory changes in women aged 56--67, it may be playing a role in the early dementia processes...
  50. doi request reprint Oestrogen alpha-receptor variant and two-year memory decline in midlife Australian women
    Chad A Bousman
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Neuropsychobiology 66:259-65. 2012
    ..To prospectively examine the influence of the oestrogen-α receptor (ESR1)PvuII polymorphism on changes in memory performance over a 2-year period among 80 midlife postmenopausal Australian women...
  51. ncbi request reprint The relationship between prospectively assessed body weight and physical activity and prevalence of radiological knee osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women
    Cassandra Szoeke
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Rheumatol 33:1835-40. 2006
    ..To determine the effect of weight and physical activity on the prevalence of radiological knee osteoarthritis (OA) in a cohort of middle-aged women...
  52. ncbi request reprint Menstrual patterns leading to the final menstrual period
    John R Taffe
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Charles Connibere Building, 6th Floor, Parkville 3050, Victoria, Australia
    Menopause 9:32-40. 2002
    ..To characterize premenopausal menstrual regularity and the patterns of divergence from regularity associated with the approach of the final menstrual period...
  53. doi request reprint The relationship of reports of aches and joint pains to the menopausal transition: a longitudinal study
    C E Szoeke
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Climacteric 11:55-62. 2008
    ..06). Knee osteoarthritis was significantly associated with symptom reports (p = 0.008) but not hand osteoarthritis (p = 0.2)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Time to the final menstrual period
    John Taffe
    School of Mathematical Sciences, Swinburne University, Victoria, Hawthorn, Australia
    Fertil Steril 78:397-403. 2002
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Modeling response rates in surveys of female sexual difficulty and dysfunction
    Richard D Hayes
    University of Melbourne Public Health, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 4:286-95. 2007
    ..Studies that address sensitive topics, such as female sexual difficulty and dysfunction, often achieve poor response rates that can bias results. Factors that affect response rates to studies in this area are not well characterized...
  56. doi request reprint What is the "true" prevalence of female sexual dysfunctions and does the way we assess these conditions have an impact?
    Richard D Hayes
    University of Melbourne Department of Public Health, Melbourne
    J Sex Med 5:777-87. 2008
    ..A wide range of prevalence estimates of female sexual dysfunctions (FSD) have been reported...
  57. ncbi request reprint The menopausal transition: a 9-year prospective population-based study. The Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project
    J R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Climacteric 7:375-89. 2004
    ..To determine the hormonal changes relating to the menopausal transition (MT) and how these affect quality of life, bone mineral density, body composition, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and memory...
  58. ncbi request reprint Bone turnover markers and bone density across the menopausal transition
    P R Ebeling
    Bone and Mineral Service, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 81:3366-71. 1996
    ..In conclusion, the perimenopause is associated with elevated bone resorption rates and declining BMD, and factors in addition to estrogen deficiency may also contribute to the pathogenesis of postmenopausal osteoporosis...
  59. ncbi request reprint Self-reported arthritis and the menopause
    C E I Szoeke
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Climacteric 8:49-55. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of self-reported arthritis in a population-based cohort of mid-aged women and to identify health, social and lifestyle factors associated with self-reported arthritis...
  60. ncbi request reprint Sexuality, hormones and the menopausal transition
    L Dennerstein
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Maturitas 26:83-93. 1997
    ..To assess the validity and reliability of a sexuality questionnaire, and to assess the relationship of sexual functioning to age, menopausal status and hormone levels...
  61. ncbi request reprint A prospective population-based study of menopausal symptoms
    L Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol 96:351-8. 2000
    ..To identify symptoms that change in prevalence and severity during midlife and evaluate their relationships to menopausal status, hormonal levels, and other factors...
  62. ncbi request reprint Hormone therapy use in Australian-born women: a longitudinal study
    J R Guthrie
    University of Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 171:358-61. 1999
    ..To describe the pattern of use of hormone therapy (HT) among Australian women, and its side-effects and benefits, and to compare baseline characteristics of HT users with never users...
  63. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of bone loss in menopausal Australian-born women
    J R Guthrie
    Department of Psychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 8:282-90. 1998
    ..05), such that women with higher BMI had less bone loss. In conclusion, during the time of transition from peri- to post-menopause, women had accelerated BMD loss at both the hip and spine...
  64. ncbi request reprint The impact of aging on sexual function and sexual dysfunction in women: a review of population-based studies
    Richard Hayes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Sex Med 2:317-30. 2005
    ..However, a range of methodological issues limit the conclusions that can be drawn from many published studies in this area...
  65. ncbi request reprint Empty nest or revolving door? A prospective study of women's quality of life in midlife during the phase of children leaving and re-entering the home
    L Dennerstein
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Psychol Med 32:545-50. 2002
    ..This study documents changes in household composition and effects on women's quality of life of children leaving and returning home...
  66. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the prevalence of osteoarthritis in healthy middle-aged women: data from the longitudinal Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project
    C E I Szoeke
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Bone 39:1149-55. 2006
    ..Never having used hormone therapy was a risk factor for radiological hand and knee OA. Further work will be needed to determine whether modification of these factors can prevent the development of OA...
  67. ncbi request reprint Studying the menopausal transition: methodological considerations
    J R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, The University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Climacteric 6:354-6. 2003
    ..To document prospectively the menopausal status of a population-based cohort of women...
  68. ncbi request reprint Normative verbal and non-verbal memory test scores for Australian women aged 56-67
    Margaret S Clark
    Office for Gender and Health, Charles Connibere Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, 3050, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:532-40. 2004
    ..To establish normative data for tests of verbal and non-verbal memory for midlife Australian-born women, and in so doing investigate factors which contribute to variation in test performance...
  69. ncbi request reprint Health care-seeking for menopausal problems
    J R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Climacteric 6:112-7. 2003
    ..To determine the rate and timing of medical consultations for menopausal problems during the menopausal transition and to identify baseline and prospective variables associated with these consultations...
  70. ncbi request reprint The physical, sexual and emotional violence history of middle-aged women: a community-based prevalence study
    D Mazza
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 175:199-201. 2001
    ..Such experiences may have a substantial impact on women's physical and mental wellbeing...
  71. doi request reprint Physician diagnosed arthritis, reported arthritis and radiological non-axial osteoarthritis
    C E I Szoeke
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:846-50. 2008
    ..To determine the question that best predicts radiographic evidence of non-axial osteoarthritis (OA)...
  72. ncbi request reprint Is incontinence associated with menopause?
    M Sherburn
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol 98:628-33. 2001
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Impaired fasting glycaemia in middle-aged women: a prospective study
    J R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, The University of Melbourne, RMH, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:646-51. 2001
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of outcomes after hysterectomy in mid-aged Australian-born women
    J R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Climacteric 10:171-7. 2007
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein and plasma homocysteine levels are associated with hormone therapy use and other factors: a population-based study of middle-aged Australian-born women
    J R Guthrie
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Climacteric 8:263-70. 2005
    ..To investigate the associations between C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine levels, use of hormone therapy (HT) and other factors...
  76. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of attitudes to eating between male and female students in the People's Republic of China
    M Makino
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Eat Weight Disord 11:111-7. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to compare eating attitudes and lifestyles of male and female college students in China (Beijing)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Tubal ligation, hysterectomy and D&C: evidence from the Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project
    J Taffe
    Office for Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC Australia
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 50:117-22. 2000
    ..Though there was a significant association between TL and the probability of ever experiencing a D&C, related extraneous variables which appear to link these events are identified...
  78. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of middle-aged women to aging: contribution of the Reactions to Aging Questionnaire
    Y Netz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Climacteric 4:306-13. 2001
    ..With some modifications, the RAQ may be more informative than was the Worries About Aging Scale in its ability to assess emotions, opinions and beliefs associated with aging in middle-aged women...
  79. ncbi request reprint Estradiol and sexual function in postmenopausal women: differential effects of mode of administration and dose
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Menopause 13:721-3. 2006
  80. ncbi request reprint The value of follicle-stimulating hormone concentration and clinical findings as markers of the late menopausal transition
    John F Randolph
    L4228 Women s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0276, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:3034-40. 2006
    ..The Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop proposed bleeding and hormonal criteria for the menopausal transition, but operational definitions of hormone parameters were not specified...
  81. ncbi request reprint Estrogen and androgen hormone therapy and well-being in surgically postmenopausal women
    Krista Kotz
    Kotz Health Policy Consulting, Orinda, California 94563, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:898-908. 2006
    ..The purpose of this review was to examine the effects of hormone therapies on well-being among surgically menopausal women...
  82. ncbi request reprint The ageing female reproductive axis I
    Henry G Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Australia
    Novartis Found Symp 242:161-7; discussion 167-71. 2002
    ..In contrast, total testosterone concentrations are maintained across the menopausal transition, with a fall in sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and hence a rise in free testosterone...
  83. ncbi request reprint Female androgen insufficiency: the Princeton consensus statement on definition, classification, and assessment
    Gloria Bachmann
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Women s Health Institute, New Jersey, New Brunswick, USA
    Fertil Steril 77:660-5. 2002
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Impact of clinician and patient attitudes on clinical decision making for the symptomatic menopausal woman with or without comorbidity
    Nancy Fugate Woods
    University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S27-34. 2007
    ..Working with a woman's beliefs, sharing decision making, and empowering her through health education are all critical aspects of the treatment of the patient with comorbid perimenopausal symptoms, regardless of their etiology...
  85. ncbi request reprint The effects of postmenopausal hormone therapies on female sexual functioning: a review of double-blind, randomized controlled trials
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Group of Northern California Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Menopause 11:749-65. 2004
    ..Other unknowns include long-term safety, optimal types, doses and routes of therapy, which women will be more likely to benefit from (or be put at risk), and the precise interplay between the two sex hormones...
  86. ncbi request reprint Role of stressful life events and menopausal stage in wellbeing and health
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S93-113. 2007
    ..Strategies for the optimal approach for clinicians to evaluate and treat the symptomatic perimenopausal patient with stressful life events and comorbid mood disorders are presented...
  87. ncbi request reprint Treatment of vasomotor symptoms in the menopausal transition and postmenopausally: psychiatric comorbidity
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S115-37. 2007
    ....
  88. doi request reprint Sexuality, midlife, and menopause
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    Menopause 15:221-2. 2008
  89. ncbi request reprint Role of psychiatric comorbidity on cognitive function during and after the menopausal transition
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S157-80. 2007
    ..Evaluation and treatment strategies for the symptomatic menopausal woman distressed by changes in her day-to-day cognitive function with or without psychiatric comorbidity are presented...
  90. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral impact of menopause on mood
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S81-91. 2007
    ..In most cases, the period of vulnerability to mood problems subsides when the woman's hormonal levels stabilize and she enters full menopause...
  91. ncbi request reprint Series overview and introduction
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S3-6. 2007
    ..Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of women with psychiatric comorbidity and a symptomatic menopause are discussed...
  92. pmc Evaluation of four proposed bleeding criteria for the onset of late menopausal transition
    Sioban D Harlow
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 611 Church Street, Room 350, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:3432-8. 2006
    ..The Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop proposed alternative criteria based on a shorter period of amenorrhea. Empirical data comparing proposed criteria are not available...
  93. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal female sexual dysfunction: at a crossroads
    Lorraine Dennerstein
    J Sex Med 2:116-7. 2005
  94. ncbi request reprint Women, anxiety and mood: a review of nomenclature, comorbidity and epidemiology
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S45-58. 2007
    ..The epidemiology, nomenclature and clinical diagnostic issues of these illnesses in midlife woman are reviewed...
  95. ncbi request reprint Clinical diagnostic criteria for premenstrual syndrome and guidelines for their quantification for research studies
    Uriel Halbreich
    Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    Gynecol Endocrinol 23:123-30. 2007
    ..It is also hoped that the proposed guidelines for quantification of criteria will be used by clinicians and investigators to facilitate diagnostic uniformity in the field as well as adequate treatment modalities when warranted...
  96. ncbi request reprint Arthralgias, bodily aches and pains and somatic complaints in midlife women: etiology, pathophysiology and differential diagnosis
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S15-26. 2007
    ..Familiarity with the differential diagnosis, pathophysiology and evidence-based treatment for such patients is crucial to their proper care...
  97. ncbi request reprint Assessment and treatment for insomnia and fatigue in the symptomatic menopausal woman with psychiatric comorbidity
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S139-55. 2007
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint The other side: failure in fair and balanced reporting
    Stanley E Althof
    J Sex Med 2:583-4. 2005
  99. pmc Prevalence of eating disorders: a comparison of Western and non-Western countries
    Mariko Makino
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan
    MedGenMed 6:49. 2004
    ..To compare the prevalence of eating disorders between Western and non-Western countries...
  100. ncbi request reprint Nomenclature and endocrinology of menopause and perimenopause
    Henry Burger
    Prince Henry s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Medical Center, Clayton, Vic, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S35-43. 2007
    ..This information will be very helpful to the clinician treating the concerned and symptomatic patient. It will also aid clinicians to avoid unnecessary laboratory testing and help them educate their patients about their perimenopause...