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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


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 summary:

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.


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



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Rachel Hess, MD, MSc
UPMC General Internal Medicine-Oakland

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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