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Investigation on awareness of perimenopausal hormone replacement therapy among a part of the medical care personnel in Guiyang
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Pages: 377-381
Year: Issue:  5
Journal: Chinese Journal of Health Management

Keyword:  Medical staffHormone replacement therapyAwareness;
Abstract: Objective To study the awareness of perimenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among a part of the medical care personnel in Guiyang . Methods A survey was conducted among 500 medical staff members in 4 hospitals of Guiyang by cluster random sampling using questionnaire about HRT. Results The survey showed that 74.6% (373/500) medical staff thought that the hormone replacement therapy was necessary to perimenopausal women; 96.7% (87/90) of obstetrics and gynecology doctors believed that it was necessary for perimenopausal women to use HRT,which was significantly higher than the doctors of other specialties 68.6% (166/242) and the nurses group 71.4% (120/168) (χ2=28.509, 23.537, P<0.01). Only 5.8%(29/500) of the medical personnel were willing to recommend HRT. In light of the attitude for recommending HRT, the obstetricians and gynecologists group was more significantly higher than the other specialties doctors group (χ2=86.781, P<0.01). Conclusion The knowledge of hormone replacement therapy in part of Guiyang medical personnel is not sufficient;the recommending rate of HRT was low;the side effects of HRT was still a concern. There are differences between obstetrics and gynecology doctors and doctors other specialties and nurses in HRT knowledge.
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