Implementation of evidence for treating heavy menstrual bleeding in New Zealand

Project Code: 10361876

Faculty: Liggins Institute

Department: Liggins Institute

Main Supervisor: Dr Julie Brown

Co supervisors: Professor Cindy Farquhar

Application open date: 07 Sep 2016

Application deadline:

Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International


Health care and treatment are often based on clinical practice guidelines that provide recommendations for practice and further research. For the recommendations to be taken up into practice a plan for implementation is required.

The New Zealand clinical practice guideline for heavy menstrual bleeding has not been updated for 17 years. This thesis will involve updating critical evidence in a Cochrane Overview of interventions, participate in the updating of the clinical practice guideline, conduct a national survey of current practice and develop an implementation plan.

What we are looking for in a successful applicant

Health professional or public health background
Interest in implementation of new knowledge into clinical practice


1. Update critical evidence and publish a Cochrane overview for treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding.
2. Conduct a national survey of health professionals involved in the treatment of women with heavy menstrual bleeding.
3. Use questionnaires/interviews/focus groups with women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding.
4. Be involved in an update of the clinical practice guideline.
5. Develop an implementation plan based on survey and interview results.

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