Enjoy Your Menopause!

July 21, 2008

Participation Needed for Menopause Study

The School of Nursing Dept. at The University of Texas at Austin two studies:

1) To explore ethnic differences in midlife women’s attitudes toward physical activity.

2) An Internet study on menopausal symptom experience among diverse ethnic groups of middle-aged women.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are a midlife women aged 40 to 60 years old who do not have any mobility problems; who can read and write English; who are online; and whose self-reported ethnic identity is Hispanic, non-Hispanic (N-H) White, N-H African American, or N-H Asian.

Data will be collected through the Internet from Feb. 1, 2008 to May 31, 2011. Methods for the data collection include an Internet survey among 500 midlife women in the U.S. on the Internet and four ethnic-specific online forum discussions among about 30 midlife women per ethnic group recruited among the Internet survey participants.

Your involvement will consist of the following: (a) about 30 minutes are usually needed to complete the Internet survey questionnaire; and (b) the online forums will be conducted for 6 months, should you agree to participate in the additional online forum discussion. Your participation is asynchronous (you can visit the online forum site and read and post messages at your convenience).

You will receive two gift certificates of 10 dollars for filling out the Internet survey, and two additional gift certificates of 50 dollars for participating in the additional online forum (only those who participate in the additional online forum for 6 months will be provided with this additional gift certificate). To get reimbursed for the online forums, you have to post at least one message per topic. For more information, please visit at the school’s website http://moms.nur.utexas.edu/MOMS/ and/or

Contact Information:

Hyun-Ju Lim, MSN, RN,

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Doctoral Candidate

School of Nursing

University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: hyunjoo73@mail.utexas.edu>>

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