Psychological behavior patterns and coping with menopausal symptoms among users and non-users of hormone replacement therapy in Finnish cohorts of women aged 52-56 years

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Jalava-Broman , J , Junttila , N , Sillanmäki , L , Mäkinen , J & Rautava , P 2020 , ' Psychological behavior patterns and coping with menopausal symptoms among users and non-users of hormone replacement therapy in Finnish cohorts of women aged 52-56 years ' , Maturitas , vol. 133 , pp. 7-12 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.12.009

Title: Psychological behavior patterns and coping with menopausal symptoms among users and non-users of hormone replacement therapy in Finnish cohorts of women aged 52-56 years
Author: Jalava-Broman, Jaana; Junttila, Niina; Sillanmäki, Lauri; Mäkinen, Juha; Rautava, Päivi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2020-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Maturitas
ISSN: 0378-5122
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313376
Abstract: Objective: To identify subgroups of women who differ with respect to self-evaluated stress, hostility, optimism and sense of coherence, and to identify differences, if any, in whether these subgroups use or do not use hormone replacement therapy (HT). Study design and methods: This time-trend study is based on the Finnish national HeSSup study, in which nationwide cohorts of Finnish women aged 52-56 years randomly selected in 2000 (n = 1321) and in 2010 (n = 1389) responded to postal questionnaires related to four psychological behavior patterns. Main outcome measures: Relationships between psychological behavior patterns (stress, hostility, optimism and sense of coherence) and how menopausal symptoms are experienced and how this relates to the use of HT. Results: The proportion of HT users was higher among those with more stress and hostility and less optimism and sense of coherence than among those low in stress and hostility and high in optimism and sense of coherence. Conclusions: Differences in psychological behavior patterns influence the perception of menopausal symptoms and the use of HT. When the treatment of women at menopause is planned, psychological behavior patterns should be considered, as these reflect the ability to cope with menopausal symptoms.
Subject: Personality
Menopause
HT
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CLIMACTERIC SYMPTOMS
VASOMOTOR SYMPTOMS
PERSONALITY
EXPERIENCE
REGISTER
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
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