28 Jan 2012
Your help needed
An Opportunity to participate in cutting edge researchLive near Oxford? Have PMS?
Be part of a 4-month research study
Is this you?
- • Aged 18-40?
- • Have regular periods?
- • Suffer from PMS that affects your life?
- • Live near Oxford?
- • Too busy to fit exercise into your life?
- • Non-smoker?
If so, researchers in the Functional Food Centre at Oxford Brookes University want to hear from you.We’re especially keen to recruit women who do little or no exercise at the moment (meaning you
typically work up a sweat less than one hour a week) and who regularly experience Premenstrual
What is the purpose of the study?To determine the effects of exercise on sex hormone (oestrogen and progesterone) during the menstrual
cycle in women with PMS.
What’s involved if I take part?
1. We’ll invite you in to our Functional Food Centre for a screening session.
2. If you meet the criteria, we’ll get you to sign a consent form and assign you to one of two groups.
3. You’ll then be required to attend short appointments three times per week at times that suit you
so we can take blood samples and record your food intake.
4. We’ll get one of the groups to take part in an exercise programme. Not only can we compare this
data to the other group whose activity levels don’t change, but with all this data we can also
provide you with information about your menstrual cycle, body mass index and body composition.
Information from your personal hormone levels map can help with your PMS treatment and can
be useful to share with doctor
What will you get out of it?
This research study is a great opportunity to obtain information about your hormones and learn about
how PMS is linked with exercise. The bigger the sample, the better the evidence that comes out of the
research, and that helps tackle PMS more effectively.
You’ll also receive finantial compensation on the completion of the study as a thank you for your time and
as a contribution towards travel costs.W hat next? We are recruiting from now and plan to publish our results in an academic journal next year, so we can
all learn from the findings.Contact Sarah Hillier for a chat if you’re interested and please pass on this invitation.
Tel. 01865 483283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This research has been approved by the University Research Ethics committee at Oxford Brookes
University # 110571