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Factors associated with knowledge about menopause and hormone therapy in middle-aged Brazilian women: a population-based household survey

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Autor(es):
de Arruda Amaral, Isabel C. G. [1] ; Baccaro, Luiz F. [1] ; Lui-Filho, Jeffrey F. [1] ; Osis, Maria J. D. [1] ; Pedro, Adriana O. [1] ; Costa-Paiva, Lucia [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Rua Alexander Fleming 101, BR-13083881 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. 7, p. 803-810, JUL 2018.
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Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate knowledge about menopause and hormone therapy (HT) among middle-aged Brazilian women and identify the factors associated with the level of knowledge. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 749 women aged 45 to 60 years, residing in the Metropolitan Region of Campinas, Brazil. The dependent variable was knowledge about menopause and HT evaluated using a numerical score based on the answers given to three questions that had several response options. The independent variables were sociodemographic characteristics, personal habits, and health conditions. Statistical analysis was carried out by Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, and a generalized linear model. Results: The mean age was 52.5 (+/- 4.4) years. Most of the women were postmenopausal (68%) and 19.5% had a history of current or previous use of HT. The final score for knowledge about menopause ranged from thorn1 to thorn11, with a mean of 4.59 (+/- 1.86) and a median of 4. Women with higher levels of schooling (coefficient = 0.64, P<0.001); with higher socioeconomic status (coefficient = 0.47, P<0.002); with vaginal dryness (coefficient = 0.47, P = 0.003); who consumed alcohol (coefficient = 0.61, P = 0.006); who use or had ever used any type of treatment to counteract menopausal symptoms (coefficient = 0.41, P = 0.008); with anxiety (coefficient = 0.35, P = 0.037); and with depression (coefficient = 0.31, P = 0.043) possessed greater knowledge about menopause and HT. Women with a higher number (>= 3) of vaginal deliveries (coefficient = -00.61, P<0.001) and a higher body mass index (coefficient = -0.02, P = 0.046) possessed less knowledge about menopause and HT. Conclusions: The knowledge about menopause and HT demonstrated by the interviewees was low and possibly related to the time of exposure to qualified information. (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