Activating menopause patients to improve outcomes

Validated survey tools are useful for characterizing patient health behavior As we have previously mentioned in this series, demographic and health trends are increasing the need for healthcare services tailored to menopausal and post-menopausal women. Similar to chronic conditions, patients’ self-management of the menopause transition, including adherence to therapeutic recommendations, may be the single greatest…


Two systems of thinking: Why do rational people make irrational choices, and how can the answer help us better understand menopause?

People invoke many reasons to explain their medication non-adherence. Oftentimes, these explanations are based on some type of cost-benefit analysis. Behavioral science can shed light on how medication adherence decisions are made and how healthcare providers might influence such choices to better help their patients. Rational “econs” and irrational humans do not have the same…


A Holistic Perspective on the Menopause Transition to Improve the Patients’ Experience

Effective peri- and postmenopausal care management represents a significant opportunity and challenge The life expectancy of women is increasing significantly worldwide due to rapid advances in lifestyle management and medicine.1 Approximately 1.2 billion women will be peri- menopausal to postmenopausal by 2030, and this number will increase by 47 million new cases each year.2 Lifestyle,…