Web-based interventions for menopause: A systematic integrated literature review.


Journal Article (Review)

Advances in computer and Internet technologies have allowed health care providers to develop, use, and test various types of Web-based interventions for their practice and research. Indeed, an increasing number of Web-based interventions have recently been developed and tested in health care fields. Despite the great potential for Web-based interventions to improve practice and research, little is known about the current status of Web-based interventions, especially those related to menopause. To identify the current status of Web-based interventions used in the field of menopause, a literature review was conducted using multiple databases, with the keywords "online," "Internet," "Web," "intervention," and "menopause." Using these keywords, a total of 18 eligible articles were analyzed to identify the current status of Web-based interventions for menopause. Six themes reflecting the current status of Web-based interventions for menopause were identified: (a) there existed few Web-based intervention studies on menopause; (b) Web-based decision support systems were mainly used; (c) there was a lack of detail on the interventions; (d) there was a lack of guidance on the use of Web-based interventions; (e) counselling was frequently combined with Web-based interventions; and (f) the pros and cons were similar to those of Web-based methods in general. Based on these findings, directions for future Web-based interventions for menopause are provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Lee, Y; Chee, E; Chee, W

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 /

Start / End Page

  • 24 - 30

PubMed ID

  • 27889049

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27889049

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4111

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-5122

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.10.009


  • eng