Department of Geography
Awareness and knowledge of andropause among Chinese males in Hong Kong
This is a pilot study that explored the awareness and knowledge of andropause among Chinese males in Hong Kong. The study employed a structured questionnaire and a convenience sample of 500 individuals at the age ≥40 years participated in the survey. A total of 397 (79.4%) of the respondents were identified as andropause-enlightened, 88.2% of whom believed that andropause was a natural aging process. Mass media was the main source of andropausal information. The andropause-enlightened respondents had poor knowledge with the mean knowledge score of 5.94. The majority identified irritability (72.5%), loss of energy (66.5%), and loss of libido (60.7%) as symptoms. Less than half of the andropause-enlightened respondents expressed that andropause could be treated and only 34 knew testosterone replacement therapy as a treatment. The present findings underscore the need for provision of health education to increase the knowledge of andropause among adult males. © The Author(s) 2010.
andropause, awareness, Hong Kong, knowledge
Source Publication Title
American Journal of Men's Health
Link to Publisher's Edition
Yan, Yuk Yee. "Awareness and knowledge of andropause among Chinese males in Hong Kong." American Journal of Men's Health 4.3 (2010): 231-236.