Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
version ISSN 0138-600X
STALINA SANTISTEBAN, Alba. Integral care of middle-age women. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp. 251-270. ISSN 0138-600X.
The objectives of present research were: to identify in the health area the sociocultural features of the climacteric women and to relate them to the symptomatology of this period, to determine the hidden morbidity of chronic diseases and the gynecological sphere in middle-age women to relate it to climacterium symptomatology, to apply the initial support treatment (IST) and to assess its responses. A descriptive and prospective study was conducted and to apply it in the Climacterium and Menopause consultation of "Cerro" municipality during 6 years for care of middle-age woman and a form as medical record to collect data of the whole clinical physical examination; the age of menopause onset is specified, the socioeconomic level of women seen and a first initial support treatment (IST) is prescribed to educate and to control the symptoms suffered by patients. With this treatment alternative good results were achieved and only a low percentage needs to use replacement hormonotherapy (RHT). After, the complementary studies are started according to the initial clinical method to specify exactly the hidden morbidity of middle-age women.
Keywords : Climacterium; menopause; initial support treatment (IST).