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    Right now Dr. Eun-Ok Im is conducting an Internet study on menopausal symptom experience among diverse ethnic groups of middle-aged women. we believe that
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      Right now Dr. Eun-Ok Im is conducting an Internet study on menopausal
      symptom experience among diverse ethnic groups of middle-aged women.
      we believe that
      Asian women will benefit from participating in it. We are inviting you
      to announce this study on your website or through newsletter. Would
      you please post the following link (http://moms.nur.utexas.edu/MOMS/)
      on your web site or announce the study through your newsletter or
      forward to your members?

      In this study, each participant will be reimbursed with a Target gift
      certificate of 10 dollars per Internet survey and a Target gift
      certificate of
      50 dollars per online forum discussion (6 months).

      The survey will begin by asking you a series of eligibility questions.
      If the
      study has filled our sampling quota for an individual with your
      characteristics
      you will receive a message that states so. Below is some background
      and study
      announcement of this study. You may also email me if you have any
      questions.
      Thank you for considering this study.

      Thanks a lot for your help,

      Sincerely,
      MOMS Research Team
      Chia-Chun Li, Research Assistant
      School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
      1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
      e-mail: chiachunli@...


      Background

      MOMS is a NIH/NINR (1R01NR008926-01A1) funded study entitled "A
      Multiethnic
      Internet Study On Menopausal Symptoms"

      Increasing ethnic diversity of the U.S. population requires health
      professionals
      to practice with greater cultural competence in areas such as the
      management of
      menopausal symptoms, where cultural beliefs mediate the biology of
      reproduction
      and aging. A growing number of studies have challenged the universality
      of
      menopausal symptoms by indicating significant ethnic differences in how
      women
      experience them. However, few investigators have studied ethnic
      populations in
      the U.S., and few studies have been national in scope. With advances in
      computer technologies, the Internet now provides an excellent medium of
      national and international communication and allows people in different
      geographical areas to communicate and exchange their experiences and
      opinions.
      This study uses innovative Internet data collection methods to collect
      national
      data and essential information about specific ethnic differences in
      menopausal
      symptom experience while respecting women's own experiences.


      Study Announcement

      Eun-Ok Im, MPH, PhD, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
      and her
      colleagues are conducting an Internet study on menopausal symptom
      experience
      among diverse ethnic groups of middle-aged women. In the study,
      Internet
      survey and online forums using a Web site (home-page)
      (http://moms.nur.utexas.edu/MOMS/) will be conducted to get information
      on
      women's symptom experience during the menopausal transition.

      You are being asked to participate in this study if you are a middle
      aged woman
      aged 40 to 60 years who can read and write English and who are a White,
      Hispanic, African-American, or Asian Americans.

      Data will be collected from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008. Methods for
      the data
      collection include an Internet survey among 500 middle aged women in
      the U.S. on
      the Internet and online forum discussions among four ethnically
      different online
      forum groups (30 members per group at the beginning).

      Your involvement will be: (a) about 30 minutes are usually needed to
      complete
      the Internet survey questionnaire; and (b) online forums will be
      conducted for
      6 months (6 months for 7 discussion topics and additional topics that
      the
      participants may add) if you agree to participate in the additional
      online
      forum discussions. Your participation is asynchronous (participants
      can visit
      the online forum site and read and post messages at their convenience).

      Reimbursement for participation will be made by providing a Target gift
      certificate of 10 dollars per Internet survey participant and a Target
      gift
      certificate of 50 dollars per online forum participant. To get
      reimbursed for
      the online forums, at least two messages per topic should be posted.
      For more
      information, please visit at our Web-site
      (http://moms.nur.utexas.edu/MOMS/)
      and/or contact us.

      Contact Information:

      Chia-Chun Li, Graduate Research Assistant
      School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
      1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
      e-mail: chiachunli@...


      Dr. Eun-Ok Im
      Professor
      School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
      1700 Red River, Austin, TX, 78701
      Phone: (512) 475-6352
      E-mail: eim@...
      Project Website: http://moms.nur.utexas.edu/MOMS/
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