Nomi Redding, MSW
This brief report details the first steps taken in an ongoing longitudinal study of menopause. Based on the menstrual cycle research of Dr. Alan Treloar and the multigenerational family research of Dr. Murray Bowen, this project tracks facts of physiological functioning within a relationship context.
The report presents the influence of Bowen theory on the review of the literature, formulation of hypotheses, study design, and data collection. Differences between conventional and natural systems approaches to research are discussed.