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The Lived Experience of Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women Undergoing Treatment with Bioidentical Hormones

Author(s):  Holt-Waldo NaRisa Y, Stephenson Kenna

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2007 - Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Abstract:  The qualitative study described in this article includes excerpts from the thesis of NaRisa Y. Holt-Waldo, MSN, RN. Research on the lived experience of women undergoing treatment with bioidentical human hormone replacement therapy for the relief of perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms was conducted in the College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas. Implications of the study results for the fields of nursing and pharmacy are also presented.

Related Keywords: NaRisa Y. Holt-Waldo, MSN, RN, Kenna Stephenson, MD, FAAFP, menopause, vasomotor symptoms, BHRT, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, patient attitudes, alternative therapy, complementary therapy

Related Categories: HRT, ALTERNATIVE/COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES, ENDOCRINOLOGY/HORMONES/ MENOPAUSE/ANDROPAUSE

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