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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159580
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HRT decision-making: A preliminary study
Abstract:
HRT decision-making: A preliminary study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Carlson, Elizabeth
Contact Address:SON, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA
Co-Authors:Suling Li; Frank D. Hicks; Karyn Holm
Women experiencing menopause are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). The literature on the risks and benefits of HRT is often contradictory, especially now that there has been much publicity about the cancellation of the HRT arm of the Women's Health Initiative. This can be an especially confusing decision for women to make. The purpose of this study is to explore decisional influences on perimenopausal and menopausal women's decisions about HRT and to determine the relative importance of those factors in their decision-making. A culturally diverse convenience sample of 30 women (mean age=51.97) completed the "Women's Hormones Decisions Assessment Survey" questionnaire, which was developed based on a review of relevant literatures to identify the potential influence information sources have had on a woman's decision to take hormones during perimenopause and/or menopause. The questionnaire consists of four dimensions: influences from other people contacts (items=11; Cronbach alpha=.691), printed or media sources (items=10; Cronbach alpha=.863), women's risks for (items=15; Cronbach alpha=.978), and fears of medical conditions relevant to HRT (items=15; Cronbach alpha=.873). About two fifth of the sample were current HRT users, one fifth were past users and the others, not HRT users. The majority of the sample were postmenopausal, were college graduates, worked full time, and were just above a middle socioeconomic class. Further analysis will focus on ratings of each dimension of the influences on HRT decision-making. Multiple regression analysis will be used to identify the relative importance of each dimension of influence in the HRT decision-making process. The results will provide the basis for further study of HRT decision-making in midlife women. AN: MN030191
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHRT decision-making: A preliminary studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159580-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HRT decision-making: A preliminary study </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carlson, Elizabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Suling Li; Frank D. Hicks; Karyn Holm</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Women experiencing menopause are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). The literature on the risks and benefits of HRT is often contradictory, especially now that there has been much publicity about the cancellation of the HRT arm of the Women's Health Initiative. This can be an especially confusing decision for women to make. The purpose of this study is to explore decisional influences on perimenopausal and menopausal women's decisions about HRT and to determine the relative importance of those factors in their decision-making. A culturally diverse convenience sample of 30 women (mean age=51.97) completed the &quot;Women's Hormones Decisions Assessment Survey&quot; questionnaire, which was developed based on a review of relevant literatures to identify the potential influence information sources have had on a woman's decision to take hormones during perimenopause and/or menopause. The questionnaire consists of four dimensions: influences from other people contacts (items=11; Cronbach alpha=.691), printed or media sources (items=10; Cronbach alpha=.863), women's risks for (items=15; Cronbach alpha=.978), and fears of medical conditions relevant to HRT (items=15; Cronbach alpha=.873). About two fifth of the sample were current HRT users, one fifth were past users and the others, not HRT users. The majority of the sample were postmenopausal, were college graduates, worked full time, and were just above a middle socioeconomic class. Further analysis will focus on ratings of each dimension of the influences on HRT decision-making. Multiple regression analysis will be used to identify the relative importance of each dimension of influence in the HRT decision-making process. The results will provide the basis for further study of HRT decision-making in midlife women. AN: MN030191 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:08:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:08:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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