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ERIC Number: EJ967080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Factors Related to Hysterectomy in Women with Physical and Mobility Disabilities
Lin, Lan-Ping; Hsieh, Molly; Chen, Si-Fan; Wu, Chia-Ling; Hsu, Shang-Wei; Lin, Jin-Ding
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v33 n4 p990-995 Jul-Aug 2012
This paper aims to identify self-report data for hysterectomy prevalence and to explore its correlated factors among women with physical and mobility disabilities in Taiwan. This paper was part of a larger study, "Survey on Preventive Health Utilizations of People with Physical and Mobility Disability in Taiwan," which is a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2009. We recruited 502 women aged [greater than or equal to] 15 years who were officially registered as having physical and mobility disabilities. The results show that 11.3% of women with physical and mobility disabilities accepted hysterectomy surgery and that hysterectomy prevalence was increasing by age: 7% (45-49 years), 9.7% (50-54 years), 26.3% (55-59 years), 31% (60-64 years) and 17.6% ([greater than or equal to] 65 years). Multilevel logistic regression analyses revealed that being [greater than or equal to] 50 years or older (OR=4.65, 95% CI=1.79-12.064), having had cervical cancer (OR=17.2, 95% CI=3.5-84.47) and not having a Pap smear test within the last 3 years (OR=2.79, 95% CI=1.194-6.561) were more likely to accept a hysterectomy operation than their counterparts. This study suggests that future studies should analyze hospital data and assesses long-term changes to understand an area's hysterectomy profile and correlated factors for these types of vulnerable populations. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan