Journal article

Cohort profile: Women's Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP) - a longitudinal prospective study of Australian women since 1990.

Cassandra Szoeke, Melissa Coulson, Stephen Campbell, Lorraine Dennerstein, undefined WHAP Investigators

Womens Midlife Health | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background: The cohort was commenced to examine women's health from midlife (45-55 years) before the menopausal transition and into ageing. Methods: Randomised selection and assessment of 2,001 women living in the Melbourne metropolitan area was conducted by the Roy Morgan Centre in 1990/91. Of the 779 women who met the entry criteria for the longitudinal follow-up (aged 45-55 years, menstruating, having a uterus and at least one ovary and not taking hormone therapy) 438 agreed to be seen annually across the menopausal transition from 1992 to 1999. Longitudinal prospective follow-up since 2000 has continued intermittently (2002/03, 2004/05, 2012/13, 2014/15). Data collection has included fas..

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