WISE Study

Study Type

Women's Health

Study Purpose

The WISE Focus Group will explore attitudes and perceptions about weight gain during the menopause transition to assist researchers in creating weight loss strategies tailored to women going through menopause.

About the Study

The focus group will last about 1-hour to 1.5 hours. During the focus group, you will be asked some questions for the group to discuss. Your responses will be audio recorded and written on a flipchart during the discussion.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • 1 study visit


  • Questions and group discussion

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be female
  • Be ages 45 to 60 years old
  • Be currently experiencing (or have experienced) one or more of the following:
    • Hot flashes or night sweats
    • Irregular menstrual cycle (such as missed periods or complete lack of menstrual cycles)
* You may not qualify for this study based on other eligibility criteria not listed. The study coordinator will go over this information in detail.

Study Duration

Participation in this research study will last approximately 1.5 hours.


Compensation of up to $25 is offered for the completion of this focus group.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for this research study, click below to screen online, call 225-763-2859 or email irreferrals@pbrc.edu.

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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