Karen Nieuwenhuijsen (project leader, AMC) and Judith Sluiter (PI, AMC), together with Petra Verdonk (VUmc), Yolande Appelman (VUmc), and Joyce van Dijk (ProudWoman) obtained a 165.000 euro subsidy for the 2-year project ‘ProudWoman: enhancing the health of menopausal women in lower social economic positions’.
Menopause is associated with a wide range of health problems impacting women’s quality of life, their risk of cardiovascular diseases and their functioning at the workplace. In particular, women in low socioeconomic positions (SEP) are more vulnerable for these health problems and harder to reach by preventive programs. The work-life program developed by ProudWoman offers guidance to working women in the transition to midlife and older age.
This project aims to I) tailor the intervention, enrollment procedure and implementation strategy of the work-life program (ProudWoman) to the needs of women in lower SEP across diverse backgrounds, II) to study its implementation success, and III) to gain insight in the cardiovascular risk profiles of participants.