Aim: The study was conducted to compare women's beliefs regarding hot flashes based on their form of going through menopause and determine the affecting factors.
Method: The study was conducted on women going through the menopausal period who were admitted to Kars Harakani State Hospital polyclinics between July 2020-February 2021. The study included 303 women (189 surgical menopause + 114 natural menopause). Number, percentage, chi-square, variance analysis were used in the data evaluation.
Results: When considering that the introductory characteristics of groups were similar and the comparison of their HFBS scores, it was found that the difference between the psychological perception sub-dimension average scores only was statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: It was determined that women in both groups had similar beliefs regarding hot flashes (except for psychological perception), and women had a moderate level of negative beliefs.