Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Lebanese Women’s Awareness, Perception, and Acceptance

Table 2

HRT knowledge.

Total N = 123

Heard about HRT beforeYes90 (73.2)
No33 (26.8)
HRT use in menopausePositive44 (57.9)
Negative32 (42.1)
When women start HRTBefore the onset of menopause8 (6.6)
With the onset of menopause25 (20.7)
One year after the onset of menopause3 (2.5)
When symptoms appear10 (8.3)
Do not know58 (47.9)
Never17 (14.0)
HRT knowledge total scoreMean (±SD)63.89 ± 13.47
HRT replaces the hormones that decrease during menopauseMean (±SD)64.29 ± 25.79
HRT reduces vasomotor symptomsMean (±SD)70.78 ± 22.36
HRT decreases the risk of colon cancerMean (±SD)54.24 ± 22.86
HRT decreases the risk of osteoporosisMean (±SD)67.75 ± 26.11
HRT increases the risk of breast cancerMean (±SD)65.30 ± 25.36
HRT increases the risk of uterine cancerMean (±SD)61.72 ± 25.18
HRT increases the risk of heart diseaseMean (±SD)48.53 ± 22.03
HRT increases the risk of having blood clotsMean (±SD)53.06 ± 22.03
HRT good solutionMean (±SD)69.40 ± 22.48
HRT good for preventing ageMean (±SD)61.72 ± 25.18
HRT prescriptionYes63 (51.6)
Doctor discusses the benefits and side effectsYes18 (36.7)
Reason for usingOne cause12 (46.2)
More than 2 causes14 (53.8)
Symptoms improveYes12 (85.7)
Source of informationInternet9 (16.1)
Doctor116 (28.6)
Society19 (33.9)
Side effects that you actually felt5 (8.9)
More than one source7 (12.5)
Encourage treatmentStrongly agree4 (7.0)
Agree21 (36.8)
Neutral14 (24.6)
Disagree14 (24.6)
Strongly disagree4 (7.0)
Agree25 (43.9)
Disagree32 (56.1)
Awareness of WHI source of awarenessYes27 (22.3)
Internet8 (32.0)
Environment3 (12.0)
Doctor2 (8.0)
TV program8 (32.0)
More than one source4 (16.0)
Effect on decisionStart HRT3 (16.7)
Refuse or stop using HRT8 (44.4)
Neutral7 (38.9)

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