Co-designing an Early Menopause Digital Resource: Model for Interdisciplinary Knowledge Translation

Ladan Yeganeh, Kate Johnston-Ataata, Amanda J. Vincent, Jacinthe Flore, Renata Kokanović, Helena Teede, Jacqueline A. Boyle

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Abstract

Early menopause/premature ovarian insufficiency is associated with negative health impacts, unmet information needs, delayed diagnosis, and variation in management. Co-designed digital resources for women with early menopause/premature ovarian insufficiency and health practitioners were developed to address information needs and support management. A five-phase mixed methods multidisciplinary research, co-design and translation process comprised: (1) survey/interviews with women and health practitioners to explore early menopause/premature ovarian insufficiency needs, experiences, and management; (2) appraisal of clinical guidelines to develop management algorithms; (3) digital resource development (https://healthtalkaustralia.org/early-menopause-experiences-and-perspectives-of-women-and-health-professionals/; (4) evaluation; and (5) dissemination/implementation. The digital resources included audio/video clips of women with early menopause/premature ovarian insufficiency and health practitioners providing early menopause/premature ovarian insufficiency care, a question prompt list, health practitioner algorithms, information links, and a list of services for women, achieving high satisfaction ratings from women and health practitioners. Engaging our stakeholder partners, multimodal dissemination has included community and conference presentations, social media, lay and professional publications, and webinars. This project provides a model for successful interdisciplinary co-design research translation to improve women's health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Volume38
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • digital health resources
  • early menopause
  • knowledge translation
  • premature ovarian insufficiency

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