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EMAS recommendations for conditions in the workplace for menopausal women

Griffiths, Amanda; Ceausu, Iuliana; Depypere, Herman; Lambrinoudaki, Irene; Mueck, Alfred; Pérez-López, Faustino R.; van der Schouw, Yvonne T.; Senturk, Levent M.; Simoncini, Tommaso; Stevenson, John C.; Stute, Petra; Rees, Margaret

Authors

AMANDA GRIFFITHS amanda.griffiths@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

Iuliana Ceausu

Herman Depypere

Irene Lambrinoudaki

Alfred Mueck

Faustino R. Pérez-López

Yvonne T. van der Schouw

Levent M. Senturk

Tommaso Simoncini

John C. Stevenson

Petra Stute

Margaret Rees



Abstract

Women form a large part of many workforces throughout Europe. Many will be working throughout their menopausal years. Whilst the menopause may cause no significant problems for some, for others it is known to present considerable difficulties in both their personal and working lives. During the menopausal transition women report that fatigue and difficulties with memory and concentration can have a negative impact on their working lives. Furthermore, hot flushes can be a source of embarrassment and distress. Some consider that these symptoms can impact on their performance. Greater awareness among employers, together with sensitive and flexible management can be helpful for women at this time. Particular strategies might include: fostering a culture whereby employees feel comfortable disclosing health problems, allowing flexible working, reducing sources of work-related stress, providing easy access to cold drinking water and toilets, and reviewing workplace temperature and ventilation.

Citation

Griffiths, A., Ceausu, I., Depypere, H., Lambrinoudaki, I., Mueck, A., Pérez-López, F. R., …Rees, M. (2016). EMAS recommendations for conditions in the workplace for menopausal women. Maturitas, 85, doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.12.005

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 23, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 1, 2016
Journal Maturitas
Print ISSN 0378-5122
Electronic ISSN 1873-4111
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.12.005
Keywords menopause, workplace, women
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31917
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378512215008403
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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