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Informing the development of a lifestyle program for women with polycystic ovary syndrome

posted on 21.09.2020, 07:35 by STEPHANIE PIROTTA
This thesis examines the knowledge gaps relating to the design of an evidence-based, consumer-informed lifestyle program for women with PCOS to be implemented across community or clinical settings. Research assesses current nutrition and physical activity habits of women with PCOS as well as their needs to best manage the condition through lifestyle. This information is coupled with intervention-design theory to best inform a PCOS lifestyle program. Use of research within this thesis will aid health care professionals and interventionists provide optimal, evidence-based, patient-centred PCOS care, in turn reduce the risk of PCOS-associated disease.


Principal supervisor

Siew Seen

Additional supervisor 1

A/Prof Lisa Moran

Additional supervisor 2

Dr. Anju Joham

Additional supervisor 3

S/Prof. Leah Brennan

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type