Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation
The goal of SWAN’s research is to help scientists, health care providers and women learn how mid-life experiences affect health and quality of life during aging.
- Start Year
- National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- 16 follow-up visits that have taken place approximately every year. The annual visit has included the following core components: physical measures (weight, height, hip, waist, and blood pressure), fasting morning blood draw, interviewer-administered and self-administered questionnaires. Women were also given menstrual calendars to complete monthly over the next year.
Santoro N, Sutton-Tyrrell K. The SWAN song: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation's recurring themes. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011 Sep;38(3):417-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2011.05.001.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.