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Research study: testing leaflet about gynaecological symptoms - now available to complete online

4 November 2011

The UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre is testing a leaflet that will be used to inform women about gynaecological symptoms.

Tree logo This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee [Project ID Number]: 3116/001.

We sent out a request for participants in July via The Week@UCL. The researchers would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken part in the research so far. We still need however, 100 women aged 40 years and over to help test it by doing two simple tasks which can now be completed online:

  • A computer-based task which measures your reaction times when responding to certain pairs of words (pressing keys as quickly as you can)
  • A short computer-based questionnaire (tick the boxes)

The computer tasks will be explained to you fully before you start.

The tasks should take between 20-30 minutes to complete and can be done at any time that suits you (however please make sure you have at least 10 minutes of uninterrupted time available as the reaction time test needs some concentration!) If you are interested, please visit our website to find out more and see if you are eligible to take part.

We would appreciate if you would forward this information to other women you know who might be interested in taking part, especially anyone over retirement age as we are also interested in older women's responses to our leaflet.

Thank you.

Dr Melanie Morris

020 7679 5954


Emily Boxell

020 7679 1889


Health Behaviour Research Centre

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health