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Rahimikian F, Golian S, Mehran A, Bashiri A. Assessment The rate of use or refusal of Hormon Replacement Therapy in menopausal women referred to gynecology clinics, in selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Hayat 2002; 8 (2) :53-61
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The present research is a descriptive - analytic study about the rate of use, reasons of use or refusal of Hormone Replacement Therapy in menopausal women referred to gynecology clinics in selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in the year 2001. Samples of research included 400 women age between 40-65 years which selected on accidental basis and collected means was questionnaire which contain demographic characteristics (age, job and education), receiving information, information source, the reasons for use or refusal of Hormon Replacement Therapy. Research findings showed that 8.75% of menopausal women used Hormone Replacement Therapy. Their reasons are as follow: 28.57% due to physician recommendation. 26.37% due to improvement of hot flash. 23.08% for prevention of osteoporosis 16.48% due to hysterectomy. 3.3% due to prevention of cardiovascular diseases. 2.2% because of improvement of sexual activities. The reasons for non-useres are as follows: 46.96% having no information about such a method, 16.4% thinking about menopuae as a natural phenomenon and no need for treatment, 10.53% not-suffering from menopausal effects, 7.08% medical recommendation, 5.6% fear of hazardous effect leading to cancer. In the present research, there is no significant relationship between age, job and the method of Hormone Replacement Therapy but have significant relationship between education rate and receiving information about the method of use.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/7 | ePublished: 2013/08/7

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