Quality of life in menopausal women in the workplace - a systematic review.

Theis, S; Baumgartner, S J; Janka, H; Kolokythas, A; Skala, C; Stute, P (2023). Quality of life in menopausal women in the workplace - a systematic review. Climacteric, 26(2), pp. 80-87. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13697137.2022.2158729

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Menopausal women are a large and economically relevant group in the workforce. Yet their quality of life (QoL) and needs in the workplace have been neglected. Thus, the aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of QoL of menopausal women in the workplace. Systematic literature searches were executed, yielding 1211 references. After abstract screening, 156 articles remained for full-text screening. Finally, 12 articles fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were included in this review. Age, educational level, type of work, working environment (e.g. crowding, confined spaces, noise, workstation design), permanent place of residency, mental factors (e.g. stress level, workload, work pattern), comorbidities, menopausal symptoms, time since menopause and physical activity have repeatedly been shown to affect QoL in the workplace in menopausal women. Low-threshold access to medical and psychological support as well as individual adaptation of the workplace environment are, among others, retrieved recommendations for employers from these findings. Further raising of awareness of special needs of menopausal working women as well as further systematic research programs are needed.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology
13 Central Units > Administrative Director's Office > University Library of Bern

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Baumgartner, Sabrina Josefine, Janka, Heidrun Ilonka, Stute, Petra


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 020 Library & information sciences




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23 Jan 2023 11:11

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25 Mar 2024 09:41

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Menopause quality of life systematic literature review workforce workplace



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