A Study on Cannabis Use During Menopause
- Seeking Albertan women ages 35 & up
- Takes just 15 minutes to complete
- All participants entered in a $50 Amazon gift card draw
What is the goal of this study?
Researchers at the University of Alberta are conducting a survey of middle-aged women.
The survey looks to explore current methods of managing midlife women’s health symptoms (example: hormone changes, sleep, mood, hot flashes, etc).
You will have a chance to directly contribute to the growing body of knowledge and inform healthcare providers in areas such as medical-cannabis use.
All survey participants are also going to be given the chance to receive 1 of 4 $50 Amazon gift cards. There will be an opportunity to participate in future research as well!
Frequently asked questions
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This will be a two-part research study. First, we are asking any woman, ages 35 and over, living in Alberta to fill out the online survey.
The second part will be done in the near future. This will include follow-up interviews done one-on-one with a researcher, either by phone or video chat.
You can choose to only complete the survey and not participate in an interview! Only a small group of women will be selected from those who show interest to take part in a one-on-one interview with a researcher.
The survey will only take about 15 minutes to complete!
We want to hear directly from women in Alberta about cannabis used for medical purposes associated with menopause.
If you do not use cannabis, we want to know your thoughts regarding cannabis used for medical purposes and/or menopause.
This information will help us better understand current cannabis use patterns and thoughts in midlife women in Alberta.
Your personal information will be kept private. Only members of the research team will be able to see your responses.
Survey responses will remain anonymous. If you are interested in participating in the interview, only then will we ask you for your contact information (name, telephone and/or email) for the research team to contact you to schedule an interview.
Contact information (name and email) used for the raffle draw will be kept separate from any data collected from the survey.
No data relating to this study that includes your name or personal information will be released outside the researcher’s office or published by the researchers.
After the study is done, we will still need to securely store your data that was collected as part of the study. At the University of Alberta, we keep data stored securely for a minimum of 5 years after the end of the study.
Survey participants will have an option to enter a raffle draw for 1 of 4 $50 gift cards. All you have to do provide is your name and email address at the end of the survey!
Draw will be done by January 2021.
Who are the researchers?
Dr. Nese Yuksel
Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. University of Alberta
Dr. Yuksel’s research program focuses on clinical health research involving innovative approaches to enhance quality of care in women’s health, including menopause, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and osteoporosis. She is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner.
Previous Masters Student, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta; currently Medical Student at University of Alberta
Babyn’s research is in the area of pharmacy practice, with an interest in cannabis use for medical purposes related to women’s health. Our research team is exploring the experiences and perspectives of women using cannabis in menopause.
This study has been reviewed and granted ethics approval by University of Alberta Research Ethics Board (Pro00100591)
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