- •This is the protocol of an RCT of a self-help CBT intervention for working women with menopausal symptoms.
- •The intervention is based on an evidence-based CBT approach, adapted for working women.
- •The impact upon menopausal symptoms, quality of life and work related variables will be compared at 6 and 20 weeks post-randomisation.
- •The impact of self-help CBT and no treatment-wait control upon the impact of menopausal symptoms, quality of life and work related variables are compared at 6 and 20 weeks post-randomisation.
- •Acceptability and feasibility will be examined in a nested qualitative study.
Abbreviations:CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), SH-CBT (self-help cognitive behaviour therapy), HFNS (hot flushes and night sweats), NTWC (no treatment-wait control), QOL (quality of life), WHQ (Women’s Health Questionnaire), WASAS (Work and Social Adjustment Scale), MRQ (Menopause Representations Scale), HFBelS (Hot Flush Beliefs Scale), HFBeS (Hot Flush Behaviour Scale), HFBelBehScale (Hot Flush Beliefs and Behaviour Scale), MAR (missing at random)
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