The Health of Women Study (HOW)
|The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02334085|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 8, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2015
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100000 participants|
|Official Title:||The Health of Women (HOW) Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2029|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2031|
|HOW study participants|
- Breast cancer diagnosis question [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of the cohort study, up to 20 years. ]In the "My Health Overview" questionnaire, the participant will be asked "have you been diagnosed with breast cancer?" Responses available are yes, no, I don't know / I can't remember, and I'd rather not say. This question will be asked in the initial questionnaire and every five years following that.
- Questions about general health status [ Time Frame: General health status questions are available at baseline, just after enrolling in the HOW study. Participants will be followed for the duration of the cohort study, up to 20 years. ]Demographic characteristics will be obtained, questions about menstruation, pregnancy, hormone use, and lifestyle behaviors are asked in the "My Health Overview" questionnaire.
- Questions about personal and family health history [ Time Frame: Health history questions are available after the completion of the general health status questions. Participants will be followed for the duration of the cohort study, up to 20 years. ]The "My Personal and Family Health History" questionnaire asks about chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, and asthma, for the individual as well as their family members.
- Questions about health, weight, and exercise [ Time Frame: Health, weight, and exercise questions are available after the completion of the health history questions. Participants will be followed for the duration of the cohort study, up to 20 years. ]The "Health, Weight, and Exercise" questionnaire asks about sleeping patterns, weight status, a variety of exercise questions, daily activities, and prescription use.
- Questions about environmental exposures [ Time Frame: Environmental exposure questions are available after the completion of the health, weight, and exercise questions. Participants will be followed for the duration of the cohort study, up to 20 years. ]The "Environmental Exposures" questionnaire asks about cosmetic product usage, personal hygiene product usage, and second hand smoke exposure.
- Questions about health symptoms (quality of life) [ Time Frame: Health symptom questions are available at baseline, just after enrolling in the HOW study. Participants will be followed for the duration of the cohort study, up to 20 years. ]The "Quality of Life" questionnaire asks about a variety of health symptoms including problems with digestion, concentration, sex, and mental health. If you are a breast cancer survivor, you will be asked if these symptoms are related to your treatment.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02334085
|Contact: Allison Ottenbacher, PhD||310-828-0060 ext email@example.com|
|United States, California|
|Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation||Recruiting|
|Santa Monica, California, United States, 90403|
|Contact: Allison Ottenbacher, PhD 310-828-0060 ext 29 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Amaka Obidegwu, MPH 310-828-0060 ext 30 AObidegwu@drsusanloveresearch.org|
|Principal Investigator: Susan Love, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Susan Love, MD||Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation|