Preventive Health Practices in Women
The purpose of this study is to evaluate women's level of knowledge and health practices regarding cardiovascular health and identify barriers to appropriate health practice.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Preventive Health Practices in Women|
- To validate findings in a population of women undergoing screening mammography and annual gynecology visit to identify current state of knowledge regarding cardiovascular risk in women. [ Time Frame: To be determined later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Women attending screening mammography and gynecology visit
Behavioral: Survey on womens health Issues.
Women attending their annual screening mammography and gynecology clinic visits.
Increasingly, gender differences in manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and myocardial infarction (MI) are being reported. Gender specific presentations of MI in particular have contributed to underdiagnosis of cardiac events in women. Furthermore, previous studies from the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factors Screening Surveillance demonstrated decreased compliance with standard cardiovascular health practices in women compared to men. We seek to validate these findings in a population of women undergoing screening mammography and annual gynecology visit to identify current state of knowledge regarding cardiovascular risk in women.
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan Health System|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Principal Investigator:||Ruth Carlos, MD||University of Michigan|