Semin Reprod Med 2020; 38(04/05): 315-322
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726273
Review Article

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

Ladan Yeganeh
1  Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
,
Kate Johnston-Ataata
2  Social and Global Studies Centre, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
,
Amanda J. Vincent
1  Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
3  Department of Endocrinology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
,
Jacinthe Flore
2  Social and Global Studies Centre, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
,
Renata Kokanović
2  Social and Global Studies Centre, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
,
Helena Teede
1  Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
3  Department of Endocrinology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
,
Jacqueline A. Boyle
1  Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
4  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
› Author Affiliations
Funding NHMRC Partnership Grant, APP 1116008

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.



Publication History

Publication Date:
18 March 2021 (online)

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