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 Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2023), Pages: 129-136


 Original Research Paper

A comprehensive analysis of research trends on andropause among middle-aged South Korean men


 Young Hwa Lee 1, Sun Jung Park 2, Hyun Ji Kim 3, Bock Soon Park 3, Hyo Yeol Jang 4, Ha Na Cho 5, Young Sook Lim 2, *


 1Department of Nursing, Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea
 2Department of Nursing, Sahmyook Health University, Seoul, South Korea
 3Department of Nursing, Songho University, Hoengseong County, South Korea
 4Department of Nursing, Vision College of Jeonju, Jeonju, South Korea
 5Department of Nursing, Baekseok Culture University, Cheonan, South Korea

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The objective of this study is to establish foundational data for comprehending the dynamics of research on andropause among middle-aged men. Additionally, it aims to identify potential applications for the development of counseling and education programs tailored specifically to this demographic, as well as to outline future directions and implications for further studies on middle-aged men. This study employs a descriptive research approach, analyzing the literature published in Korea over the past decade that pertains to andropause among middle-aged men. Over the course of the decade spanning from 2012 to 2022, a total of 22 papers addressing andropause-related studies among middle-aged men were identified in Korea. By examining the outcomes of these studies, the following four categories were delineated: understanding the nature of andropause in middle-aged men, comparing andropause experiences among middle-aged men, exploring correlations between andropause and other variables, and investigating causality between andropause and other variables. The findings of this study hold promise in raising awareness among the general population regarding the potential occurrence of andropause in men. Currently, societal policies and perceptions predominantly focus on menopausal care for women. By highlighting the physical, social, and mental changes experienced by men, this research can contribute to enhancing overall awareness and understanding of andropause, thus maximizing its impact.

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 Keywords: Andropause, Middle-aged, Men, Analysis

 Article History: Received 15 January 2023, Received in revised form 20 April 2023, Accepted 22 April 2023


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Lee YH, Park SJ, Kim HJ, Park BS, Jang HY, Cho HN, and Lim YS (2023). A comprehensive analysis of research trends on andropause among middle-aged South Korean men. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 10(6): 129-136

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