Sustainable lifestyle interventions in (peri)menopausal women at high risk for, or newly diagnosed with, CVD. What’s the evidence? (SUSTER)

Although cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death in women, CVD is often seen as a typical male disease.
As risk factors for CVD and their impact on health outcomes are different and less known for women, effective strategies for prevention and treatment in women at risk of or with CVD cannot be compared to standard care for men.

The main goal of this knowledge synthesis is to develop a knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, that serves as the foundation for specific and sustainable lifestyle and medication adherence intervention programs for (peri-)menopausal women.

Literature search followed by a focus group discussion with the target population
The results from this knowledge synthesis are mend to be the foundation for the development of sustainable lifestyle intervention programs for (peri-)menopausal women at increased risk of or with CVD in the Netherlands. Results might reveal lacunas as well, i.e. risk factors without known sustainable interventions.
In this project we work together with
Leidse Rijn Julius gezondheidscentra (Parkwijk)