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Research Article

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

Table 3

Factors influencing the attitude towards HRT use.

HRT use in menopause
Positive N = 44Negative N = 32 value

Age groupMean (±SD)50.12 ± 9.4054.33 ± 10.180.14
Number of children deliveredNone4 (9.3)4 (12.5)0.72
At least one child39 (90.7)28 (87.5)
None4 (9.3)4 (12.5)0.03
1–213 (30.2)12 (37.5)
3–425 (58.1)10 (31.2)
>41 (2.3)6 (18.8)
Marital statusMarried40 (90.9)30 (93.8)1.00
Not married4 (9.1)2 (6.2)
EmploymentEmployed24 (60.0)11 (39.3)0.09
Unemployed16 (40.0)17 (60.7)
EducationSchool10 (26.3)9 (31.0)0.67
University28 (73.7)20 (69.0)
SmokingNonsmoker34 (87.2)23 (76.7)0.25
Smoker5 (12.8)7 (23.3)
History of OCP useYes12 (30.0)10 (31.2)0.91
Medical historyYes24 (57.1)14 (43.8)0.25
Menstrual statusPremenopausal19 (43.2)12 (37.5)0.84
Perimenopausal4 (9.1)4 (12.5)
Postmenopausal21 (47.7)16 (50.0)
Type of menopause in the case of menopaused femaleSpontaneous18 (81.8)14 (77.8)0.85
Surgical intervention2 (9.1)3 (16.7)
Medical treatment2 (9.1)1 (5.6)
Menopausal symptomsNone1 (3.8)1 (5.3)0.13
One symptom7 (26.9)1 (5.3)
Hot flashes3 (11.5)0 (0.0)
Mood swings1 (3.8)0 (0.0)
Feeling more tired than usual0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Weight gain1 (3.8)0 (0.0)
Vaginal dryness1 (3.8)0 (0.0)
Facial hair growth1 (3.8)1 (5.3)
More than 2 symptoms18 (69.2)17 (89.5)
Menopause durationMean (±SD)8.85 ± 8.6210.31 ± 7.290.63
Heard about HRT beforeYes42 (95.5)28 (87.5)0.20
HRT total scoreMean (±SD)67.02 ± 10.9259.70 ± 15.170.02
HRT prescriptionYes25 (58.1)23 (71.9)0.22
Source of informationInternet2 (9.5)4 (19.0)0.03
Doctor8 (38.1)3 (14.3)
Society5 (23.8)10 (47.6)
Side effects that you actually felt0 (0.0)3 (14.3)
More than one source6 (28.6)1 (4.8)
Encourage treatmentStrongly agree1 (4.5)0 (0.0)0.01
Agree12 (54.5)3 (13.6)
Neutral6 (27.3)6 (27.3)
Disagree2 (9.1)10 (45.5)
Strongly disagree1 (4.5)3 (13.6)
Agree13 (59.1)3 (13.6)0.002
Disagree9 (40.9)19 (86.4)
Awareness of WHIYes14 (32.6)6 (19.4)0.21
Source of awarenessInternet4 (30.8)2 (33.3)0.59
Environment3 (23.1)0 (0.0)
Doctor0 (0.0)1 (16.7)
TV program3 (23.1)2 (33.3)
More than one source3 (23.1)1 (16.7)
Effect on decisionStart HRT2 (22.2)0 (0.0)0.79
Refuse or stop using HRT4 (44.4)3 (60.0)
Neutral3 (33.3)2 (40.0)

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