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dc.contributor.authorJ. Manonaien_US
dc.contributor.authorU. Theppisaien_US
dc.contributor.authorC. Suchartwatnachaien_US
dc.contributor.authorT. Jetsawangsrien_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Chittacharoenen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationMaturitas. Vol.44, No.3 (2003), 201-205en_US
dc.description.abstractA retrospective study was performed to determine the compliance of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the characteristics of women who continue to use HRT and the reasons for discontinuation. This study comprised of 821 postmenopausal women who attended the menopause clinic between January 1993 and December 1997. A total of 613 women (74.67%) were considered to be good compliant users. They had been on HRT for at least 1 year. Two hundred and eight women (25.33%) discontinued the treatment, with an average of 5.1 months duration of use. The younger age group at time of consultation and at menopause and those with previous hysterectomy were factors associated with higher degree of compliance. Its compliance decreased with age and the duration of menopause. The common reasons in the women's decision to discontinue HRT were bleeding episodes (23.08%), undesirable side effects (15.05%) and on physicians' advice (13.46%), respectively. Compliance with HRT appears to be similar to that reported in other specialist centres. Factors affecting compliance were age, age at menopause, duration of menopause, and hysterectomy. Irregular vaginal bleeding was the major reason for discontinuation. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biologyen_US
dc.titleCompliance with hormone replacement therapy in Thai womenen_US
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