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Pharmacists' Beliefs about Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

  • Author / Creator
    Siyam, Tasneem A
  • OBJECTIVE: To identify pharmacists’ beliefs about bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) and determine factors influencing these beliefs. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey targeting practicing pharmacists in Alberta. Participants completed a 54-item, online questionnaire, designed to capture their demographics, as well as their beliefs about BHT. Summary statistics and multivariate regression were used for analyses. Qualitative components were analyzed using phenomenological approach. RESULTS: Over half of respondents believed BHT had equal efficacy and risks as non-bioidentical hormones. Beliefs on estriol, natural progesterone, and saliva testing however, were more diverse with many do not know responses (40%). In multivariate analysis, BHT compounding practice was associated with beliefs about BHT. Qualitative analysis identified contrasting themes between pharmacists who practiced in a BHT compounding pharmacy versus those who did not. CONCLUSION: Results from this survey indicated that pharmacists had varying beliefs on BHT. This study helps identify areas for targeted education.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3099C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Specialization
    • Pharmacy practice
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Yuksel, Nese (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • El-Kadi, Ayman (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
    • Kozyrsky, Anita (Pediatrics)