Group cognitive behavioural therapy of physical and psychological menopausal symptoms of Chinese women, delivered via Internet and mobile phone versus face to face: a protocol for a randomized non-inferiority trial

Menopause is accompanied by multidimensional alterations that affect women ’s quality of life [1]. These changes put women at high risk of health problems, both physical, such as hot flashes, night sweats and sleep disturbance [2–4], and psychological, such as anxiety [4,5]. It is estimated that, by 2030, in China, the number of women over 50 will have increased to mor e than 280 million [6]. Currently, 51%-55% of women in China experience menopause syndrome [7,8] with hot flashes (62%), fatigue (82%) [9], sleep disturbance (51%) and mood swings (40%) [10].
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