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Menopausal hormone therapy: what are the problems in the perception of Chinese physicians?
Climacteric. 2022 08; 25(4):413-420.C

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study aimed to investigate Chinese physicians' perception and attitudes toward menopausal hormone therapy (MHT).

METHODS

This nationwide online survey was conducted in China. Physicians registered in the WeChat groups of the Gynecological Endocrinology Committee of China's Maternal and Child Health Care Association received a message invitation to complete this anonymous online survey from April 2020 to July 2020. Physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward MHT were surveyed.

RESULTS

In total, 4672 questionnaires were submitted; only completed questionnaires could be submitted. The message was sent to 6021 doctors, so the response rate was 77.6%. Overall, 77.9-92.9% of physicians knew the common indications and contraindications to MHT. Additionally, 90.6%, 85.4%, 80.7% and 37.5% of physicians thought that MHT would increase the risk of venous thrombosis, breast cancer, endometrial cancer and weight gain, respectively. In total, 58.1% of the physicians mistakenly believed that a sex hormone test was one of the necessary examinations to reassess MHT prescription during follow-up visits. We found that 68.5% of physicians would consider using MHT themselves or recommend MHT to their partners in the future, and 11.4% were currently using MHT.

CONCLUSIONS

Most Chinese physicians have basic knowledge of MHT. Their misunderstandings about MHT mainly centered on the risks of endometrial cancer, weight gain and the necessary examinations during follow-up visits. These misunderstandings need to be clarified in future professional training programs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, National Clinical Research Center for Obstetric & Gynecologic Diseases, Beijing, China.Department of Reproductive Medicine, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Hebei, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Shandong, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, JiangXi, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hunan Provincial Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, Hunan, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Children's Hospital of Jinzhou, Liaoning, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Xinhui Maternity and Children's Hospital, Guangxi, China.Department of Gynecology, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Centre, Guangdong, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Xinhui Maternity and Children's Hospital, Guangxi, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zhongda Hospital Southeast Univeisity, Jiangsu, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Liuzhou Maternity and Child Healthcare Hospital, GuangXi, China.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, National Clinical Research Center for Obstetric & Gynecologic Diseases, Beijing, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35438051

Citation

Deng, Y, et al. "Menopausal Hormone Therapy: what Are the Problems in the Perception of Chinese Physicians?" Climacteric : the Journal of the International Menopause Society, vol. 25, no. 4, 2022, pp. 413-420.
Deng Y, Wang W, Zheng Q, et al. Menopausal hormone therapy: what are the problems in the perception of Chinese physicians? Climacteric. 2022;25(4):413-420.
Deng, Y., Wang, W., Zheng, Q., Feng, Y., Zou, Y., Dong, H., Tan, Z., Zeng, X., Zhao, Y., Peng, D., Yang, X., & Sun, A. (2022). Menopausal hormone therapy: what are the problems in the perception of Chinese physicians? Climacteric : the Journal of the International Menopause Society, 25(4), 413-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/13697137.2022.2058391
Deng Y, et al. Menopausal Hormone Therapy: what Are the Problems in the Perception of Chinese Physicians. Climacteric. 2022;25(4):413-420. PubMed PMID: 35438051.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Menopausal hormone therapy: what are the problems in the perception of Chinese physicians? AU - Deng,Y, AU - Wang,W, AU - Zheng,Q, AU - Feng,Y, AU - Zou,Y, AU - Dong,H, AU - Tan,Z, AU - Zeng,X, AU - Zhao,Y, AU - Peng,D, AU - Yang,X, AU - Sun,A, Y1 - 2022/04/19/ PY - 2022/4/20/pubmed PY - 2022/7/12/medline PY - 2022/4/19/entrez KW - Chinese physicians KW - Menopausal hormone therapy KW - perception KW - questionnaire KW - survey SP - 413 EP - 420 JF - Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society JO - Climacteric VL - 25 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate Chinese physicians' perception and attitudes toward menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). METHODS: This nationwide online survey was conducted in China. Physicians registered in the WeChat groups of the Gynecological Endocrinology Committee of China's Maternal and Child Health Care Association received a message invitation to complete this anonymous online survey from April 2020 to July 2020. Physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward MHT were surveyed. RESULTS: In total, 4672 questionnaires were submitted; only completed questionnaires could be submitted. The message was sent to 6021 doctors, so the response rate was 77.6%. Overall, 77.9-92.9% of physicians knew the common indications and contraindications to MHT. Additionally, 90.6%, 85.4%, 80.7% and 37.5% of physicians thought that MHT would increase the risk of venous thrombosis, breast cancer, endometrial cancer and weight gain, respectively. In total, 58.1% of the physicians mistakenly believed that a sex hormone test was one of the necessary examinations to reassess MHT prescription during follow-up visits. We found that 68.5% of physicians would consider using MHT themselves or recommend MHT to their partners in the future, and 11.4% were currently using MHT. CONCLUSIONS: Most Chinese physicians have basic knowledge of MHT. Their misunderstandings about MHT mainly centered on the risks of endometrial cancer, weight gain and the necessary examinations during follow-up visits. These misunderstandings need to be clarified in future professional training programs. SN - 1473-0804 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/35438051/Menopausal_hormone_therapy:_what_are_the_problems_in_the_perception_of_Chinese_physicians DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -