"I should live and finish it": A qualitative inquiry into Turkish women's menopause experience


ÇİFÇİLİ S. S. , AKMAN M. , Demirkol A., Unalan P. C. , Vermeire E.

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE, cilt.10, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1471-2296-10-2
  • Dergi Adı: BMC FAMILY PRACTICE

Özet

Background: While bio-medically, menopause could be treated as an illness, from a psychosocial and cultural perspective it could be seen as a "natural" process without requiring medication unless severe symptoms are present. Our objective is to explore the perceptions of Turkish women regarding menopause and Hormone Therapy (HT) to provide health care workers with an insight into the needs and expectations of postmenopausal women.