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Pilot study of hormone replacement therapy and menopausal symptoms, depression, and quality of life in Korean climacteric women



Pilot study of hormone replacement therapy and menopausal symptoms, depression, and quality of life in Korean climacteric women



Psychological Reports 98(2): 374-378



This cross-sectional survey compared scores on the Menopausal Symptoms Index, Depression, and the Quality of Life for 65 Korean climacteric women receiving regular hormone replacement therapy (M age=52.8 yr., SD=6.3) and 70 Korean climacteric patients not receiving such therapy (M age =51.6 yr., SD=7.1). Depression scores were positively correlated with the Menopausal Symptoms Index in both groups (r = .58 in the Therapy group and r = .50 in the Control group) and negatively correlated with scores for Quality of Life (r = -.48 in the Therapy group and r = -.68 in the Control group). Scores on the Menopausal Symptoms Index were negatively correlated with ratings of Quality of Life in both groups (r = -.53 in the Therapy group and r = -.45 in the Control group). These results suggest that hormone replacement therapy is associated with reduced Depression scores and higher Quality of Life scores in this sample of Korean climacteric women.

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Accession: 049929917

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PMID: 16796089

DOI: 10.2466/pr0.98.2.374-378


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