Study objectives-To ascertain the determinants and experiences of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use by menopausal women doctors.
Patients-A randomised stratified sample of women doctors who obtained full registration between 1952 and 1976, taken from the current Principal List of the UK Medical Register.
Main outcome measures-Current and previous use of HRT ; reasons for and against HRT use ; menopausal status ; hormonal contraceptive use ; lifestyle patterns ; family and personal history of disease.
Main results-While 73.2% of 471 users had started HRT for symptom relief, 60.9% cited prevention of osteoporosis and 32.7% prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Altogether 18.7% had started for preventive purposes alone.
Significant predisposing factors to starting HRT were the presence and severity of menopausal symptoms, surgical menopause, past use of hormonal contraception, and a family history of osteoporosis.
HRT users were also more likely to use skimmed rather than full fat milk, to try to increase their intake of fruit, vegetables, and fibre, and to undertake vigorous physical activity at least once a week.
They were less likely to have had breast cancer.
Long duration users were more likely than short duration users to be past users of hormonal contraception and to be using HRT for prevention of osteoporosis as well as symptom relief ; they were less likely to have experienced side effects. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement substitutif, Hormone stéroïde sexuelle, Ménopause, Comportement, Médecin, Epidémiologie, Chimiothérapie, Femme, Homme, Questionnaire, Royaume Uni, Europe, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Replacement therapy, Sex steroid hormone, Menopause, Behavior, Physician, Epidemiology, Chemotherapy, Woman, Human, Questionnaire, United Kingdom, Europe, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0465846
Code Inist : 002B02O. Création : 03/02/1998.