“The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years”.1

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SWAN

What is SWAN?

SWAN is an abbreviation for the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.

Study

What is the study?

The (United States) SWAN.org explain:

“The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period”.2

Goal

What is the goal of SWAN’s research?

In What Is Swan? Swan.org note:

Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
“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. The study is co-sponsored by the 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”.3

Participants

How many participants joined SWAN?

In About SWAN SWAN.org explain:

“The study began in 1994. Between 1996 and 1997, 3,302 participants joined SWAN through seven designated research centers”.4

Hot Flushes

What does SWAN note about hot flushes?

In Certain Characteristics Predispose Women To Different Hot Flush and Night Sweat Patterns the Australasian Menopause Society elaborate on:

SWAN
“Most women will get hot flushes or night sweats at some point in life. However, when these symptoms occur and how long they last can vary dramatically among women. New findings show that women fit into four distinct groups when it comes to getting hot flushes and night sweats, with potential ramifications for therapy and prevention of future health conditions, according to the research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health”.5

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  1. What Is SWAN? Swan.org https://www.swanstudy.org/ Assessed: 18 June 2020
  2. What Is SWAN? Swan.org https://www.swanstudy.org/ Assessed: 18 June 2020
  3. What Is SWAN? Swan.org https://www.swanstudy.org/ Assessed: 18 June 2020
  4. About SWAN. Swan.org https://www.swanstudy.org/about/about-swan/ Assessed: 18 June 2020:
  5. Certain Characteristics Predispose Women To Different Hot Flush and Night Sweat Patterns. Content Updated July 2016. Australasian Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org.au/hp/studies-published/240-certain-characteristics-predispose-women-to-different-hot-flush-and-night-sweat-patterns Accessed: 18 June 2020

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