A research study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health
"FGDS" stands for Female Growth and Development Study. This study is aimed toward learning about long-term growth and development of women, and the way personal characteristics are passed through multiple generations.
Only women who have been previously enrolled in this study can continue to participate. We are no longer enrolling new participants.
We are now in the seventh round of data collection. We are completing only a short, 30-45 minute telephone interview (you don't have to go anywhere!). We will be asking you for updated contact information, some basic demographic questions, a short health history, and two short mood/behavior inventories.
You may feel uncomfortable answering some of the questions, and you don't have to answer them all if you don't want to. We don't foresee any problems, but if at any time you feel uncomfortable, just let your interviewer know and you can stop. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and if you decide to take part in the research study, you are free to withdraw at anytime.
There are no direct benefits to you, but the information learned from the study may benefit other women. However, participants will receive compensation for their time.
This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study is directed by Dr. Jennie Noll, the researcher, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Your name will not be on any of our questionnaires. You have already been assigned a number. We abide by the utmost standards of confidentiality to ensure the anonymity of our participants.
We are currently in the process of applying for another grant. If we receive it in full, we will be able to complete another full assessment with all the participants and their offspring. We will also hopefully be visiting some (or all!) of you so we can complete the assessments in person.
Researchers are available to answer any questions you may have about the research at any time. The Project Coordinator, Kate Haralson, can be reached at (513) 803-0928, or at her email, Katherine.Haralson@cchmc.org. Dr. Noll can be reached at (513) 636-9922, or at her e-mail, Jennie.Noll@cchmc.org.