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Menopausal experiences and hormone replacement therapy use among women with physical impairments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12093585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes the menopausal experiences of women with physical disabilities and their knowledge and use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). 166 women completed a mailed survey of demographic and disability characteristics, health history, menopausal information, and HRT knowledge. The typical respondent was a 52-year-old, Anglo, college-educated woman with a neuromuscular disorder. Half of the menopausal women were taking HRT, and 47% had a hysterectomy. HRT use was significantly associated with hysterectomy status, amount of HRT information received from providers, and regular gynecologic examinations. Effective interventions are needed to assist these women in making key health decisions during menopause.
Heather Becker; Alexa K Stuifbergen; Dorothy Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1049-3867     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health Issues     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-02     Completed Date:  2002-09-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101000     Medline TA:  Womens Health Issues     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Decision Making
Disabled Persons / psychology*
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Hormone Replacement Therapy / psychology*
Middle Aged
United States
Grant Support

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