Description of estrogen therapy in older women of middle or upper income in a retirement community in the Southwest

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Title:
Description of estrogen therapy in older women of middle or upper income in a retirement community in the Southwest
Author:
Marsden, Treva Marie, 1962-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The population today is getting older, leading to increases in the number of women in the postmenopausal stage of life. The fact that women in the United States have an average life expectancy of 79 years, means that approximately one third of a woman's life will be spent after menopause (Odom, Carr, & MacDonald, 1990). For nurses working with older populations, estrogen replacement therapy is a common issue to confront. It is of considerable concern then that more knowledge be obtained on HRT and on characteristics of those women who elect to use it. The purpose of this study was to describe the profile of one group of older, middle-income women, on estrogen replacement therapy. In this study, premarin is the most common method of estrogen replacement therapy. A majority of the sample practiced the health promotion behaviors of no smoking, limited fat intake and regular exercise. Approximately 85% (n = 41) of the sample had a papanicolaou smear within the past two years, 92% (n = 44) had a mammogram within the past one year and 59% performed occasional breast self exam.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Education.; Gerontology.; Women's Studies.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sheehy, Christine

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDescription of estrogen therapy in older women of middle or upper income in a retirement community in the Southwesten_US
dc.creatorMarsden, Treva Marie, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMarsden, Treva Marie, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe population today is getting older, leading to increases in the number of women in the postmenopausal stage of life. The fact that women in the United States have an average life expectancy of 79 years, means that approximately one third of a woman's life will be spent after menopause (Odom, Carr, & MacDonald, 1990). For nurses working with older populations, estrogen replacement therapy is a common issue to confront. It is of considerable concern then that more knowledge be obtained on HRT and on characteristics of those women who elect to use it. The purpose of this study was to describe the profile of one group of older, middle-income women, on estrogen replacement therapy. In this study, premarin is the most common method of estrogen replacement therapy. A majority of the sample practiced the health promotion behaviors of no smoking, limited fat intake and regular exercise. Approximately 85% (n = 41) of the sample had a papanicolaou smear within the past two years, 92% (n = 44) had a mammogram within the past one year and 59% performed occasional breast self exam.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Education.en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSheehy, Christineen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1353100en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27588695en_US
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