ARTICLEA Situation-Specific Theory of Asian Immigrant Women's Menopausal Symptom Experience in the United StatesIm, Eun-Ok PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAANAuthor Information School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin. Corresponding Author: Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, 1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701 ([email protected]). This study was conducted as part of a larger study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NINR/NIA, R01NR008926). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Advances in Nursing Science: April 2010 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - p 143-157 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181dbc5fa Buy Metrics Abstract In this article, a situation-specific theory that explains the menopausal symptom experiences of Asian immigrant women in the United States is presented. Using an integrative approach, the theory was developed on the basis of the transitions theory, a review of the relevant literature, and a study on Asian immigrant women's menopausal symptom experience in the United States. The proposed theory includes transition conditions, patterns of response, and nursing therapeutics as major concepts and explains the relationships among these major concepts. This theory should be further validated and developed in intervention studies and nursing practice with this specific population. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.