Nurses Health Study III Needs More Nurses to Participate
Posted Oct 04 2010 12:00am
The Nurses Health Study III is looking for more nurses to join in the study which began in 1976. If you are female, born in the U.S., and between 22 and 45 years of age (born after January 1, 1965), please consider joining this long running study. The questionnaires are available online. The first one can take about 30 minutes to complete, but the information derived from this study has been a tremendous help. I have been a member since 1976 and it takes a few minutes to fill out the forms, but it's very worthwhile in understanding and promoting health for women.
"The Nurses’ Health Studies are among the largest and longest running investigations of factors that influence women’s health. Started in 1976 and expanded in 1989, the information provided by the 238,000 dedicated nurse-participants has led to many new insights on health and disease. While the prevention of cancer is still a primary focus, the study has also produced landmark data on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other conditions. Most importantly, these studies have shown that diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can powerfully promote better health."