Accession Number : ADA336664

Title :   Comparison of Norethindrone-Containing OCPs to Desogestrel OCPs and Depo- Provera in Women.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 Sep 96-22 Sep 97

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT GALVESTON

Personal Author(s) : Berenson, Abbey B.

PDF Url : ADA336664

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This first summary report details the specific activities that have occurred during Year 1 of funding (September 23, 1996 through September 22, 1997). According to the SOW, 4 major objectives and related tasks were to be completed during this period. Significant progress across each major objective was achieved. Specifically, the necessary infrastructure to implement this study protocol was developed including: customized self-report questionnaires; written scripts and outlines for initial and follow-up visits; and electronic databases to monitor recruitment, tracking, and contraceptive discontinuation. Additionally, recruitment of the active-duty and civilian cohort was initiated. To date, a total of 90 women have completed their initial medical visit and initial self-report measures and 47 subjects have been seen for their 3 month follow-up visit. Although we were to have enrolled a total of 225 subjects by the end of Year 1, efforts have been hampered by otherwise eligible subjects currently using hormonal contraception and civilian employees exhibiting excessive body weight. In addition, active-duty women cannot receive compensation per installation policy. Each obstacle has been addressed and we have identified several strategies to meet our projected enrollment of 450 subjects. These include direct mail solicitation, use of electronic mail to publicize our study, and expanding our recruitment efforts to other area military bases.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *ACTIVE DUTY, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, DATA BASES, ELECTRONICS, HORMONES, POLICIES, LIPIDS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), RECRUITING, TRACKING, X RAYS, INSTALLATION, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, RECORDS, MEDICAL SERVICES, WOMEN, POSTAL SERVICE, BODY WEIGHT, NURSES, INJECTIONS(MEDICINE), ELECTRONIC MAIL, CONTRACEPTION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE