Today we published a study in an international journal of midlife health and beyond called ”Maturitas” (Impact Factor: 2.861).
Internet-delivered therapies have a short history and promising results have been shown for several health problems, particularly for psychiatric conditions. This study was a first attempt to evaluate whether Internet-delivered applied relaxation for hot flushes in postmenopausal women may be useful. Due to a high drop-out rate the study was prematurely terminated after inclusion of approximately two thirds of calculated women. The Internet-delivered applied relaxation must probably be modified for such populations and settings before it can be used further. This article will discuss the benefits and pitfalls to learn in order to meet the challenges of future studies.
Read the full paper here:
Lindh-Åstrand, L., Holm, A.-C. S., Sydsjö, G., Andersson, G., Carlbring, P., & Nedstrand, E. (2015). Internet-delivered applied relaxation for vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women: Lessons from a failed trial. Maturitas, 80(4), 432-434. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.01.010