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Healthy Lifestyle among Iranian Menopausal Women


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1 Department of Nursing, Master of Science of Nursing, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran, Islamic Republic of
2 Master of Art of English, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran, Islamic Republic of
     

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Objective: to assess doing exercise, smoking, and using hormone therapy among menopausal women in Borujerd, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted through cluster sampling among 220 menopausal women who attended in different outpatient centers between March and July 2010. Data were collected using a face to face interview with subjects.

Results: In relation to smoking habit, only 12.7% of women were smoker after menopause. Regarding hormone therapy, the results showed that 87.7% used no hormone therapy. Almost 63% of women did not exercise regularly a day.

Conclusions: Study analysis suggested that exercising and using hormone therapy among our participants were inadequate.


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Menopause, Exercise, Hormone Therapy, Smoking
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Authors

Mitra Goodarzi
Department of Nursing, Master of Science of Nursing, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sedigheh Sameti
Department of Nursing, Master of Science of Nursing, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Fariba Falsafi
Department of Nursing, Master of Science of Nursing, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Abdolreza Goudarzi
Master of Art of English, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract


Objective: to assess doing exercise, smoking, and using hormone therapy among menopausal women in Borujerd, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted through cluster sampling among 220 menopausal women who attended in different outpatient centers between March and July 2010. Data were collected using a face to face interview with subjects.

Results: In relation to smoking habit, only 12.7% of women were smoker after menopause. Regarding hormone therapy, the results showed that 87.7% used no hormone therapy. Almost 63% of women did not exercise regularly a day.

Conclusions: Study analysis suggested that exercising and using hormone therapy among our participants were inadequate.


Keywords


Menopause, Exercise, Hormone Therapy, Smoking

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