Memory Study of Youngest Women Enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy (HT) Arm (WHIMS-Y)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephen R. Rapp, Wake Forest Baptist Health Identifier:
First received: May 13, 2010
Last updated: June 1, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
WHIMS-Y will provide the WHI information on one of the most enduring negative consequences of postmenopausal HT; a relative deficit in cognitive function and an increased risk for clinically significant cognitive impairment that remain in the cohort after the cessation of study-prescribed HT.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Women's Health Initiative Memory Study of Younger Women

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • All-cause dementia [ Time Frame: Measured once a year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    One time per year, participants will have a cognitive assessment administered over the telephone.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment [ Time Frame: 1 time per year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Once per year, participants will receive a cognitive assessment by telephone.

Enrollment: 1362
Study Start Date: June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Previous HT use and cognition
Women who were aged 50-54 at the time of randomization into the WHI hormone trials.

Detailed Description:
The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study of Younger Women (WHIMS-Y) is proposed to assess the long-term impact of random assignment to postmenopausal hormone therapy (Medroxyprogesterone, Estrogens, Conjugated or Estrogen-only or placebo) among women who were aged 50-54 at the time of randomization into the WHI hormone trials. Secondary objectives relate to the consistency of any treatment effects across unopposed or opposed therapy and whether there exists evidence of graded relationships between cognitive effects and age of administration, years from menopause, and baseline risk factors for cognitive impairment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 54 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Women who enrolled into the HT arm of the Women's Health Initiative when age 50-54 at the time of randomization.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Extension

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Extension
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01124773

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Principal Investigator: Stephen R Rapp, PhD Wake Forest School of Medicine