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A study of European womens' experience of the problems of urogenital ageing and its management

Barlow, D H; Samsioe, Göran LU and van Geelen, J M (1997) In Maturitas 27(3). p.239-247
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: A six country Pan-European study of aspects of urogenital ageing (UGA). METHODS: The study was carried out using a stratified random sample of 3000 women between the ages of 55 and 75 years. RESULTS: A total of 30% suffered from UGA symptoms, of whom 60% made efforts to alleviate their UGA problems, most commonly using HRT. There were some international differences regarding womens' perceptions of HRT, sexual relationships, prevalence and treatment of UGA problems and their attitudes to them across the six European States. CONCLUSIONS: Despite some international differences there was a generally similar experience of UGA problems across the six European populations studied, with a minority of women suffering significantly,... (More)
OBJECTIVES: A six country Pan-European study of aspects of urogenital ageing (UGA). METHODS: The study was carried out using a stratified random sample of 3000 women between the ages of 55 and 75 years. RESULTS: A total of 30% suffered from UGA symptoms, of whom 60% made efforts to alleviate their UGA problems, most commonly using HRT. There were some international differences regarding womens' perceptions of HRT, sexual relationships, prevalence and treatment of UGA problems and their attitudes to them across the six European States. CONCLUSIONS: Despite some international differences there was a generally similar experience of UGA problems across the six European populations studied, with a minority of women suffering significantly, however the distress of that subgroup highlighted the need for health professionals to appreciate the impact of UGA on those affected and to understand that many of these older women may be reticent in seeking help. (Less)
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Pan-European, Urogenital aging, International differences
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Maturitas
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27
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3
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239 - 247
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Elsevier
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1873-4111
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10.1016/S0378-5122(97)00047-9
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English
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVES: A six country Pan-European study of aspects of urogenital ageing (UGA). METHODS: The study was carried out using a stratified random sample of 3000 women between the ages of 55 and 75 years. RESULTS: A total of 30% suffered from UGA symptoms, of whom 60% made efforts to alleviate their UGA problems, most commonly using HRT. There were some international differences regarding womens' perceptions of HRT, sexual relationships, prevalence and treatment of UGA problems and their attitudes to them across the six European States. CONCLUSIONS: Despite some international differences there was a generally similar experience of UGA problems across the six European populations studied, with a minority of women suffering significantly, however the distress of that subgroup highlighted the need for health professionals to appreciate the impact of UGA on those affected and to understand that many of these older women may be reticent in seeking help.},
  author       = {Barlow, D H and Samsioe, Göran and van Geelen, J M},
  issn         = {1873-4111},
  keyword      = {Pan-European,Urogenital aging,International differences},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {239--247},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Maturitas},
  title        = {A study of European womens' experience of the problems of urogenital ageing and its management},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-5122(97)00047-9},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {1997},
}