REVIEW OF LITERATURE
A literature review is a body of text that aims to review the critical points of current knowledge including substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. Its ultimate goal is to bring the reader up to date with current literature on a topic and forms the basis for another goal. A well-structured literature review is characterized by a logical flow of ideas; current and relevant references with consistent, appropriate referencing style; proper use of terminology; and an unbiased and comprehensive view of the previous research on the topic. Its purpose is to summarise, synthesise and analyse the arguments of others. It should reveal similarities and differences, consistencies and inconsistencies and controversies in previous researches. The review of literature is designed with four sections 1. Studies related to Menopause symptoms
2. Studies related to Soy on Menopause
3. Studies related to Nurses’ Role in reducing menopausal symptoms among women
1. Studies related to Menopause
DEBRA ANDERSON, et. al. (2004) conducted a study on “Relationship between menopausal symptoms and menopausal status in Australian and Japanese women” The main aim of the present study was to explore the midlife experience for women living in Australia and Japan. The specific objectives of the study included: (i) comparing menopausal symptoms between the two groups; and (ii) comparing the factor structure of symptoms and exploring their relationship to menopausal status. A stratified random sample was selected from 1500 women living in south-east Queensland, Australia and 2500 women from Japan. Questionnaires were distributed to two structured, random population based samples of midlife women aged 45 60 years; consisting of 712 women living in Australia and 1502 women living in Japan. Analysis showed significant differences in menopausal symptoms related...