The effects of hormone therapy decision support for women with mobility impairments. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Deciding about hormone therapy (HT) use is particularly complex for women with mobility impairments. While HT controls menopausal symptoms, the potential increased risk of blood clots resulting from physical inactivity can contraindicate HT use. These women, therefore, may benefit from interventions to help them tailor standard information about HT. We randomly assigned women to receive either a tailored decision support intervention or standard menopausal information. Both groups (n = 176) significantly decreased their decisional conflict and uncertainty and increased knowledge after receiving the treatment materials. We interpret the findings in the context of limited medical information about HT for women with disabilities.

published proceedings

  • Health Care Women Int

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Becker, H., Stuifbergen, A. K., & Dormire, S. L

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Becker, Heather||Stuifbergen, Alexa K||Dormire, Sharon L

publication date

  • August 2009