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Type: Journal article
Title: WISDOM Will Australian women participate?
Author: MacLennan, A.
Paine, B.
Marley, J.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2000; 29(8):797-801
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 0300-8495
Abstract: <h4>Aim</h4>This study investigated the likelihood of 50-69 year old women participating in the Women's International Study of long Duration Oestrogen after Menopause (WISDOM)--a 10 year randomised placebo controlled trial of hormone replacement therapy involving 10 years treatment plus a further 10 years follow up of major health outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>The Health Monitor 2 (a representative population telephone survey) was used. Participants were 268 women aged 50-69 years from a total survey population of 2003 adults. Sociodemographic characteristics were collected.<h4>Results</h4>Of the women surveyed 20.9% indicated they were likely to participate and this was independent of sociodemographic characteristics and self reported health status. Women aged 50-54 were more likely to participate than older women.<h4>Discussion</h4>After allowing for exclusion criteria, it is estimated that approximately 10% of 50-69 year old women approached for recruitment in WISDOM may actually participate. There are likely to be sufficient altruistic women in this population to run WISDOM in Australia.
Keywords: Humans; Placebos; Hormone Replacement Therapy; Data Collection; Demography; Menopause; Socioeconomic Factors; Aged; Middle Aged; Patient Participation; Australia; Female; Male; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
RMID: 0001000333
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