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Caregivers Needed for Phone Support Study
NCAT's Airplanes and Wheelchairs survey
Menopausal Health Issues for Women with Mobility Impairments

Caregivers Needed for Phone Support Study

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine are beginning to test whether telephone counseling can encourage caregivers to adopt healthier habits -- regular exercise, nutritious diets and stress reduction techniques. The study, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, needs volunteers who are at least 45 years old and spend at least 20 hours per week caring for a friend or relative with a long-term illness.

To read the full release, go to . Those interested in volunteering may call (650) 723-9530 (select option 3) or visit .

Airplanes and Wheelchairs

The invites you to participate in a Quick on boarding and de-planing from airplanes for people who use wheelchairs. Your opportunity to *really* impact what happens. The link can be found at web site at .


Menopausal Health Issues for Women with Mobility Impairments

The is recruiting for a study of menopausal health issues for women with mobility impairments. 

Here is a brief description of the study:

All women face a key health care decision after menopause: whether to take hormone therapy (HT), but recent medical findings have made this decision difficult for many women, particularly women with mobility impairments.  The aim of this study, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is to test a decision aid designed to help menopausal women with mobility impairments in making informed choices about hormone therapy use.

Our purpose is not to encourage or discourage women from using hormone therapy.  Instead, it is focused on helping them use the latest available information to make an informed decision.  All women who participate in this study will be mailed educational information about health issues during menopause.  They will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires asking about their health, what they know about hormone therapy, and what they think about taking it.  Women will receive $30.00 in appreciation for the time they spend reviewing the materials and completing the three sets of questionnaire packets over a six month period.  with mobility impairmentsbetween the ages of 45 - 60.

To sign up or for additional information, please call Heather Becker, Research Director at 1-800-687-8010.


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