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Prevalence of hormone therapy, factors associated with its use, and knowledge about menopause: a population-based household survey

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Autor(es):
Pacello, Poliana [1] ; Baccaro, Luiz F. [1] ; Pedro, Adriana O. [1] ; Costa-Paiva, Lucia [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Dept Gynecol & Obstet, Sch Med Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY; v. 25, n. 6, p. 683-690, JUN 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of hormone therapy (HT), the factors associated with its use, and the importance of knowledge about menopause and HT. Methods: A cross-sectional population-based study with 749 Brazilian women aged 45 to 60 years living in the Campinas Metropolitan Region was carried out between September 2012 and June 2013. The dependent variable was current or previous HT use. The independent variables were sociodemographic data, health-related problems, and knowledge about menopause assessed using a score that was obtained with a questionnaire on various aspects of menopause. Results: The mean age of the women was 52.5 (-4.4) years. With regard to the menopause status, 16% were premenopausal, 16% were perimenopausal, and 68% were postmenopausal. Among all the women included, 19.5% reported current or previous HT use. In multiple regression analysis, being postmenopausal (prevalence ratio {[}PR] 2.76; 95% CI, 1.74-4.38), receiving information about menopause from physicians and health service workers (PR 2.73; 95% CI, 1.91-3.89), having bilateral oophorectomy (PR 2.18; 95% CI, 1.49-3.17), experiencing work interruption due to hot flashes (PR 1.44; 95% CI, 1.03-2.01), and having extensive knowledge about menopause (PR 1.12; 95% CI, 1.05-1.19) were associated with a higher prevalence of HT use. Conclusions: The prevalence of HT use was 19.5%. Menopause status, information source, surgical menopause, work interruption due to hot flashes, and knowledge about menopause were associated with HT use. Education promoted by healthcare systems can increase HT use in women who have indications for treatment. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/14526-9 - Estudo populacional domiciliar sobre menopausa em mulheres residentes na região metropolitana de Campinas
Beneficiário:Aarão Mendes Pinto Neto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular