Trial record 6 of 57 for:    (complementary OR alternative) medicine AND menopause

Does Menopause Matter?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2011 by University of Pittsburgh.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rachel Hess, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2004
Last updated: September 9, 2011
Last verified: September 2011

The purpose of this study is to follow a woman's progression through menopause in order to examine the effects on health related quality of life and use of health care resources, and to understand how women are using alternative therapies.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Does Menopause Matter?

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Estimated Enrollment: 720
Study Start Date: December 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Menopause affects every woman as she ages, yet every woman's experience is different. We are seeking to enroll 720 women from the University of Pittsburgh's Division of General Internal Medicine Outpatient practice (GIMO) at all stages of menopause (pre-, peri-, and post-menopausal), between 40 and 65 years old. They will be followed for 5 years as they progress through menopause.

Women will complete yearly questionnaires during their usual doctor's visit (or by phone or online if necessary) regarding general health, menopause and menopausal symptoms, health related quality of life, traditional and alternative therapy use, social support, and attitudes towards menopause and aging.

We will combine this information with information from women's medical charts to look at how menopause and health related quality of life impact the use of health care resources. Additionally, some women may be asked about the use of health care resources, such as doctor's visits, hospitalizations and lab tests.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Women from the University of Pittsburgh's Division of General Internal Medicine Outpatient practice (GIMO)


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women ages 40-65
  • Patients in the University of Pittsburgh General Internal Medicine Oakland Practice
  • Able to complete the Functional Assessment Screening Tablet (a touch-screen survey)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to participate
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00097994

United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC General Internal Medicine Oakland
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Rachel Hess, MD, MSc UPMC General Internal Medicine-Oakland
  More Information

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rachel Hess, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00097994     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AG0010, 1K23AG024254-01, STRIDE
Study First Received: December 1, 2004
Last Updated: September 9, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Quality of Life
Health Services
Complementary Therapies processed this record on April 17, 2014