Hot flashes, blood glucose and diabetic postmenopausal women

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Boorsma, JoAnn
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, School of Health Sciences, 2008
This ex post facto correlational study seeks to identify if a relationship between blood glucose values and vasomotor instability intensity exists. The population consisted of a convenience sample of seven type 2 diabetic postmenopausal women experiencing vasomotor instability living in Southern Alberta. This study hypothesizes that a significant negative correlation would be identified between these two variables based on research done by Dormire and Reame (2003). The correlational results suggest that a small to moderate significant positive relationship exists between blood glucose and vasomotor instability: increased vasomotor instability was associated with increased blood glucose values. Overall, this study suggests a relationship exists between blood glucose and vasomotor instability but causality or direction of this relationship cannot be determined. Further research studies are recommended to clarify and validate this research. In particular, such a study should include type 1 diabetic postmenopausal women, a larger sample size, and sampling a wider geographical area.
ix, 109 leaves ; 29 cm.
Dissertations, Academic , Diabetes in women -- Research , Menopause -- Complicatons , Vasomotor system , Blood sugar monitoring , Middle-aged women -- Health and hygiene