PMID: 9764632Oct 9, 1998Paper

The physician's role in women's decision making about hormone replacement therapy

Obstetrics and Gynecology
K M NewtonL A Anderson


To ascertain the sources of information women use when making decisions about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A cross-sectional, population-based computer-assisted telephone survey of 1082 randomly selected women aged 50-80 years (80.3% response rate) was conducted at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, a large staff-model health maintenance organization in Washington state. Overall, 460 participants (42.5%) were current HRT users, 226 (20.9%) were past users, and 396 (36.6%) were never users. Discussions with physicians dominated as the major source of information used in decision making by current (83.4%) and past (65.5%) users, but were less often cited by never users (44.4%); printed material was used by 44.5% of women. Although 72.1% of current users reported that the amount of information received from their physician about the benefits of HRT was about right, only 48.2% of past users and 33.6% of never users shared this view (P < .001 current versus never), and 13.3% of current users, 32.6% of past users and 58% of never users reported receiving no information from their physician about HRT's benefits. Hormone replacement therapy use is strongly related to interactions between women and their physicians. Many wom...Continue Reading


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