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Take part in our survey exploring the impact of menopause on physical activity

We are looking for people who believe they have experienced menopausal symptoms to complete an online survey exploring their experiences of physical activity.

Complete our survey online

The menopause – determined by the point at which menstruation stops permanently due to the loss of ovarian follicular activity – is estimated to affect approximately 13 million people in the UK.

While a minority will experience few or no menopausal symptoms, a significant proportion will experience debilitating symptoms that can last up to 15 years. Further, the years running up to the menopause, known as the perimenopause, may also contribute to debilitating symptoms due to fluctuating hormone levels.

These menopausal symptoms may influence individuals’ engagement in physical activity. Physical activity refers to all movement you do, including during leisure time, for transport to get to and from places, and as part of your work. This can be:

  • moderate-intensity, such as walking to work
  • vigorous-intensity, like going for a run.

Regular physical activity has been shown to have a range of benefits on general physical and mental health.

By conducting this research, we hope to better understand experiences of physical activity at all stages of menopause which will help inform strategies to support perimenopausal and menopausal people in engaging in physical activity.

Take part in this research

The deadline to complete our survey is 3 June 2022.


Eligibility

You can take part if:

  • you live in the UK
  • believe you have experienced menopausal symptoms

You will need internet access, as the survey is online.

What’s involved in the study?

You will complete an online survey.

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. All data will be anonymous, and you will not provide any personally identifiable information.

What you’ll get for taking part in the study

Your participation could help to inform future support for people experiencing the menopause participating in physical activity.

Your data

All records will be treated as confidential. No personally identifiable data - such as your name - will be collected. Data will be completely anonymous, and you can withdraw at any time up to the point of submission by closing your web browser.

Data collection and retention will comply fully with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will only be accessible to the lead researcher and their supervisor. This study has received ethical approval.

Ethics approval information

This study received approval from the University of Bath Research Ethics Committee for Health. REACH reference number: EP 22 041

Complete our survey

Access the survey online

Contact us

If you have any questions about this study, or our research, please contact us.