Decision-Making Disposition and Related Factors on HRT Among Taiwanese Menopausal Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201700
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Decision-Making Disposition and Related Factors on HRT Among Taiwanese Menopausal Women
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) In order to achieve patient healthcare autonomy, the doctor-patient relationship has evolved from the paternalistic model to that of the consumerist model, where patients are encouraged to actively engage and participate in the process of decision making. This study focuses on the decision-making process regarding selection of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), explored the menopause disorder sings and symptoms and evaluated the life quality and health promotion behaviors within Taiwanese menopausal women. It was a descriptive study, using the unstructured and structured questionnaire included decision conflict, EORTC QoL questionnaire and Health-promoting lifestyle profile, to interview the women who attend the gynecological outpatient department. The results were shown: (1) Decisional conflict scores were significantly lower in women with higher level of education, those already taking HRT, and those already on HRT for over 5 years; (2) A lower decisional conflict score was associated with a higher perception of symptoms and knowledge regarding the disease and how to self-care; (3) Health-promoting behaviors of women were positively associated with decisional conflict scores. These finding will contribute to understanding the selected disposition of HRT among Taiwanese menopausal women. Nurses should provide sufficient information to facilitate and enhance the patient’s autonomy in the decision-making process in order to improve their quality of life.
Keywords:
Hormone replacement Therapy; decisional disposition; decision-making process
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDecision-Making Disposition and Related Factors on HRT Among Taiwanese Menopausal Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201700-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) In order to achieve patient healthcare autonomy, the doctor-patient relationship has evolved from the paternalistic model to that of the consumerist model, where patients are encouraged to actively engage and participate in the process of decision making. This study focuses on the decision-making process regarding selection of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), explored the menopause disorder sings and symptoms and evaluated the life quality and health promotion behaviors within Taiwanese menopausal women. It was a descriptive study, using the unstructured and structured questionnaire included decision conflict, EORTC QoL questionnaire and Health-promoting lifestyle profile, to interview the women who attend the gynecological outpatient department. The results were shown: (1) Decisional conflict scores were significantly lower in women with higher level of education, those already taking HRT, and those already on HRT for over 5 years; (2) A lower decisional conflict score was associated with a higher perception of symptoms and knowledge regarding the disease and how to self-care; (3) Health-promoting behaviors of women were positively associated with decisional conflict scores. These finding will contribute to understanding the selected disposition of HRT among Taiwanese menopausal women. Nurses should provide sufficient information to facilitate and enhance the patient’s autonomy in the decision-making process in order to improve their quality of life.en_GB
dc.subjectHormone replacement Therapyen_GB
dc.subjectdecisional dispositionen_GB
dc.subjectdecision-making processen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:48:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:48:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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