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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…