Perimenopausal women's attitude toward the transition and decisions about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): Study of influencing factors using The Health Belief Model (HBM)

      Introduction: Discrepancies between age-dependent benefits of Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) for control of menopause symptoms and the information reaching women concerned have been subject of recurrent debate. Apparently women are mostly misinformed and deprived of appropriate treatments. The present study used the Health Belief Model (HBM) to explore factors influencing health behaviour e.g. perceived susceptibility, severity, risk and benefits, barriers and need for medication.
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