Age differences in attitudes toward menopause and estrogen replacement therapy

Peggy J. Wagner, Sharon C Kuhn, Jeannine L. Petry, Suzanne F. Talbert

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to develop and test attitude scales for menopause and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) using 116 college-aged and 136 mid-aged women. Factor scores indicate that mid-aged women view menopause in a more benign fashion than college-aged women and are more likely to view ERT as positive while recognizing side effects. Restricted variability on ERT attitude items suggests limited knowledge or opinions and a need for education across ages. Women's perceptions of ERT are in terms of a solution for immediate relief of symptoms in contrast to current medical recommendations that emphasize ERT as long-term disease prevention therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalWomen and Health
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Menopause
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Age differences in attitudes toward menopause and estrogen replacement therapy. / Wagner, Peggy J.; Kuhn, Sharon C; Petry, Jeannine L.; Talbert, Suzanne F.

In: Women and Health, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 1-16.

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Wagner, Peggy J. ; Kuhn, Sharon C ; Petry, Jeannine L. ; Talbert, Suzanne F. / Age differences in attitudes toward menopause and estrogen replacement therapy. In: Women and Health. 1996 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 1-16.
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