Improving Overall Quality of Life for Uterine Fibroid Patients

Study Overview

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAVE UTERINE FIBROIDS?  Join Our Study!

DID YOU KNOW?...
Uterine fibroids affect 26 million US reproductive-aged women, making it among the most common and costly reproductive health conditions AND t
he primary risk factor associated with uterine fibroids is being of the Black race, indicating significant health disparities.
 
Although most women are asymptomatic, 25-30% experience symptoms that significantly reduce quality of life, including heavy menstrual bleeding, infertility, and limitations in work/school attendance. When diagnosed, nearly half of women are unaware of uterine fibroids and their associated health issues.
 
Researchers at Purdue University are looking for women to take part in a study examining the healthcare experiences of uterine fibroids patients across the continuum of care, from early symptoms through diagnosis, treatment, and management.  This study is funded by Purdue University Women’s Global Health Institute and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
 
Your participation will help researchers gain information that will contribute to the body of knowledge concerning uterine fibroid education, diagnosis, and treatment. 

Study Description

Who is Eligible:
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are assigned female sex at birth
  • Have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids 
  • Don’t have any other serious health conditions
  • Are currently experiencing symptoms related to uterine fibroids such as pain and/or heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Live within 75 miles of Tippecanoe or Marion county
What is Involved:
  • Participate in a 90 minute Zoom or phone interview to share insights and perspectives related to healthcare access, uterine fibroids diagnosis and treatment, and overall experiences as a patient living with uterine fibroids.
Compensation:
  • Patients will receive a gift card for completing the interview.

Additional Information

**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR SURVEY TO SEE IF YOU MAY QUALIFY

*You may also reach out to the study team directly by contacting Ally Laily at alaily@purdue.edu


  • IRB Number: 2021-365 (PURDUE)
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11417
  • Principal Investigator: Andrea DeMaria

Recruitment Status

Open

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