Explaining women's intentions and use of hormones with menopause.
The purposes of this theoretically-based study were (a) to examine the contributions of psychosocial variables (i.e., affect, beliefs, and norms), habit, and facilitating conditions to explaining women's intentions and use of hormones with menopause and (b) to assess whether clinical or demographic factors explained intentions and use, when controlling for psychosocial, habit, and facilitating conditions variables.
In a cross-sectional design, 184 pre-peri-and postmenopausal women completed questionnaire measures.
To explain intentions, data from 124 participants who were not using hormones were analyzed.
To explain use, data from 125 peri-and postmenopausal participants were analyzed.
In multivariate analyses, anxiety was associated inversely with use ; norms were associated positively with intentions and use.
Age was associated inversely with intentions ; hot flashes were associated inversely with use.
Future researchers can examine the combined influences of affect, beliefs, and norms on decisions about hormones.
Clinicians can address anxieties and assess social influences about hormone use, as well as offer ways to deal with hot flashes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Femelle, Homme, Santé, Attitude, Intention, Utilisation, Traitement substitutif, Oestroprogestatif, Ménopause, Etude transversale, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Female, Human, Health, Attitude, Intention, Use, Replacement therapy, Estroprogestagen, Menopause, Cross sectional study, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0403703
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 22/03/2000.