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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158207
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use hormones and alternatives at menopause in Chinese midlife women
Abstract:
Use hormones and alternatives at menopause in Chinese midlife women
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:1998
Author:Chen, Yeou-Lan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Westminster College
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105, USA
Contact Telephone:8014618767
The purpose of this exploratory descriptive research was to identify the prevalence of hormone use in a sample of Chinese midlife women. Reasons given for use or nonuse were also explored, as well as alternatives to hormones. The study sample consisted of 168 Chinese women ages 35 to 55 living in Taiwan, Republic of China.



Methodology employed was a survey. Study findings indicate that only six (3.6%) of the 168 women were hormone users: 11 (6.6%) were past users, whereas 149 (88.7%) women never used hormones. The most common reason for not using hormones was "no need." Most women expressed that menopause is a natural phenomenon; thus there is no need to take hormones. Concern about the risks associated with hormone use were expressed by 18% of women; about 17% stated they "do not like the idea." The most common reason for ever using hormones was a physician's recommendation to prevent osteoporosis or cardiovascular problems. Treating hot flush or vaginal dryness ranked next. Almost half of hormone users were satisfied with hormones. Yet, almost all users had some concerns or had experienced side effects attributed to the hormones. Alternative ways for relieving symptoms of menopause in users and nonusers were exercising, taking vitamins, and herbs. The low rate of hormone use in this sample of Chinese women in Taiwan was attributed to the culturally accepted view of menopause as a natural phenomenon.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse hormones and alternatives at menopause in Chinese midlife womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158207-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use hormones and alternatives at menopause in Chinese midlife women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1998</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Yeou-Lan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Westminster College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">8014618767</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">y-chen@wcslc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this exploratory descriptive research was to identify the prevalence of hormone use in a sample of Chinese midlife women. Reasons given for use or nonuse were also explored, as well as alternatives to hormones. The study sample consisted of 168 Chinese women ages 35 to 55 living in Taiwan, Republic of China.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Methodology employed was a survey. Study findings indicate that only six (3.6%) of the 168 women were hormone users: 11 (6.6%) were past users, whereas 149 (88.7%) women never used hormones. The most common reason for not using hormones was &quot;no need.&quot; Most women expressed that menopause is a natural phenomenon; thus there is no need to take hormones. Concern about the risks associated with hormone use were expressed by 18% of women; about 17% stated they &quot;do not like the idea.&quot; The most common reason for ever using hormones was a physician's recommendation to prevent osteoporosis or cardiovascular problems. Treating hot flush or vaginal dryness ranked next. Almost half of hormone users were satisfied with hormones. Yet, almost all users had some concerns or had experienced side effects attributed to the hormones. Alternative ways for relieving symptoms of menopause in users and nonusers were exercising, taking vitamins, and herbs. The low rate of hormone use in this sample of Chinese women in Taiwan was attributed to the culturally accepted view of menopause as a natural phenomenon.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:36:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:36:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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