Substudies

Many participants have been invited to help by answering additional surveys outside of the major three yearly surveys. 'Substudies' is the term used to describe these additional surveys and we thank everyone who has so willingly taken part in these. These surveys target particular areas of health, and have covered a wide range of topics including sleeping difficulties and disturbances, domestic violence, menopausal problems, urinary incontinence, leisure and time, diabetes and the future plans of younger women.

Requests may be made to access ALSWH substudy data when the substudy is completed and it is not intended that the data be used for any further publications under the substudy.

The following is a list of past and present substudies conducted with data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health:
   

2017 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W100 Reliability of Intimate Partner Violence measures: A qualitative investigation. (Current)
Prof Deborah Loxton
Prof Deborah Loxton
Ms Sarah Kabanoff
A/Prof Jan Coles
Mrs Peta Forder
et al

2016 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W097 Chronic disease management and outcomes for women with diabetes. (Current) Synopsis
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Melissa Harris
Dr Alexis Hure
et al
W096 Women's constrained choices: How does it affect women? (Current) Synopsis
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Melissa Johnstone
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Jayne Lucke

2015 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W094 Sustainable employment and healthy ageing for women (Current) Synopsis
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Sabrina Pit
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Meredith Tavener
Mrs Peta Forder

2014 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W093 Pilot survey of a random sample of the 1973-78 and 1946-51 cohort members to assess their attitudes on providing a biomedical assessment. (Completed) Synopsis
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Deborah Loxton
W091 Mother's and their Children's Health (MatCH) study - Phase I (Current) Synopsis
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Peter Davies
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Virginia Slaughter
et al

2013 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W088 Community responses to chronic illness: A national sociological study of women's complementary medicine self-care. (Completed) Synopsis
Professor David Sibbritt
Prof Jon Adams
Prof Alexander Broom
Dr Emma Kirby

2012 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W086 Pilot survey of a random sample of the 1973-78 cohort to assess their attitudes to, and support for, recruitment of their children to a Next generation study (G2). (Completed) Synopsis
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Deborah Loxton
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
W085 Women's perceptions of information they received about alcohol use during pregnancy (Completed) Synopsis
744  
Prof Deborah Loxton
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Amy Anderson
Dr Alexis Hure
Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin
et al
W070A Navigating back pain care: a sociological study of women’s illness pathways within and between intersecting social worlds (Completed)
544   593   688   556   685   638   646   738   770   878  
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
Prof Alexander Broom
Prof Jon Adams
Prof Kathryn Refshauge
Dr Emma Kirby
et al

2011 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W081 Vasomotor menopausal symptoms and risk of cardiovascular disease (Completed) Synopsis
741  
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Gerrie-Cor Gast
Prof Wendy Brown
W080 Pilot survey of a random sample of the 1946-51 cohort to assess their attitudes to, and support for, recruitment of a male cohort. (Completed) Synopsis
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Deborah Loxton
et al
W079 Agreement between the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) survey arthritis measures and a comprehensive survey of arthritis measures (Completed) Synopsis
787  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Lynne Parkinson
Dr Thomas Lo
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Michelle Cunich
et al
W077 An interdisciplinary investigation into the experience and impacts of living with drought for 3 generations of Australian women (Completed) Synopsis
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Jane Rich
Dr Sarah Wright
W076 The profile of arthritis pain in older women. (Current) Synopsis
722   886  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Lynne Parkinson
Prof Julie Byles
A/Prof Fiona Blyth
Prof Lyn March
et al
W074 Arthritis and women at midlife: The lived psychosocial experience (Completed)
772   851  
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Melissa Harris
Prof Deborah Loxton
Professor David Sibbritt
Prof Julie Byles
et al

2010 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W071 Late life changes in physical, social, emotional and cognitive functions: 1921-26 cohort six-monthly follow-up (Completed)
Prof Julie Byles
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
Professor Nancy Pachana
Prof Deborah Loxton
Prof Annette Dobson
et al
W070 Navigating back pain care: A sociological study of women's illness pathways within and between intersecting social worlds (Completed)
544   593   556   646  
Professor David Sibbritt
Prof Alexander Broom
Prof Jon Adams
Prof Kathryn Refshauge
Dr Vijayendra Murthy
et al
W069 Older women's interest in arts and crafts (Completed)
678   653  
Professor David Sibbritt
Dr Jeannine Liddle
Prof Lynne Parkinson
W068 Perinatal mental health: Psychosocial assessment, service utilisation and maternal and infant outcomes (Current) Synopsis
566   623   727   649  
Prof Deborah Loxton
Prof Marie-Paule Austin
Dr Nicole Reilly
Dr Catherine Chojenta
Prof Jeanette Milgrom
et al

2009 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W066 The predictors, antecedents and efficacy of treatment of postnatal depression in Australian women (Current)
517  
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Catherine Chojenta
Prof Jayne Lucke
Dr Jane Rich
Dr Meredith Tavener
et al
W065 The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in older urban and rural women (Completed)
553  
Prof Jayne Lucke
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
Prof Jon Adams
W049 Are cardiac conditions in older women managed appropriately? (Completed)
414   524  
Prof Annette Dobson
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Prof Andrew Wilson
Dr Janneke Berecki
Dr Susan Jordan
W040 Young women, multiple roles and mental health (Completed)
Prof Christina Lee
Ms Beverley Lloyd
A/Prof Susan Quine
Dr Timothy Dobbins

2008 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W064 Men, women and ageing (Completed)
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Wendy Brown
Prof Julie Byles
Professor Nancy Pachana
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
et al
W063 Tracking the impact of drug regulatory actions: Consumer health outcomes, risk-benefit issues and policy framework (Completed) Synopsis
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Lynne Parkinson
Dr Evan Doran
Dr Jane Robertson
Dr Xenia Dolja-Gore
et al
W058A Service utilisation and caregiving among mid-aged women (Completed)
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
Prof Jayne Lucke
Prof Annette Dobson
Dr Samantha McKenzie
Mr Richard Hockey
W047A How well do health and community services help older people with neurodegenerative disorders and their family caregivers? (Completed)
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Christina Lee
Dr Samantha McKenzie
Prof Jayne Lucke
et al

2007 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W062 Depression and cardiovascular disease in a cohort of mid-aged Australian women (Completed)
748  
Prof Annette Dobson
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
Dr Janneke Berecki
Prof Sandy McFarlane
Dr Janni Leung
et al
W061 CAM use among mid age women: A national mixed-method study across the urban-rural divide (Completed)
526   574   575   571   572   577   687   569   570   573   842  
Prof Deborah Loxton
Prof Jon Adams
Professor David Sibbritt
Dr Marie Pirotta
Prof Marc Cohen
et al
W060 Women's use Of CAM for pregnancy and birthing: A natural mixed-methods study (Completed)
462   480   619   594   683   609   644   703   728   643   645   734   735   736   767   877   898   899   737   838   839   915  
Prof Jayne Lucke
Prof Jon Adams
Dr Jon Wardle
Prof Alexander Broom
Prof Caroline Homer
et al
W059 Longitudinal study of sleeping difficulty and medication use among older women (Completed) Synopsis
764  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Margaret Harris
Mr David Fitzgerald
et al
W058 Service utilisation and caregiving among mid-aged women (Completed)
Prof Jayne Lucke
Professor Nancy Pachana
Prof Annette Dobson
Mr Richard Hockey
Ms Melanie Watson
et al

2006 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W056 The retirement expectations and experiences of mid-aged women: fitting the model? (Completed)
229   306   601  
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Lynne Parkinson
Dr Christine Everingham
Dr Deborah Stevenson
et al
W052B A functional model of falls risk (Completed)
487   689  
Prof Julie Byles
Ms Afsoon Hassani Mehraban
Assoc. Prof. Lynette MacKenzie
Mr Richard Gibson
W047 How well do health and community services help older people with neurodegenerative disorders and their family caregivers? (Completed)
347   380  
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Christina Lee
Ms Anne Russell
Prof Andrew Wilson
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
et al

2005 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W055 Validation of survey measures of depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment in the older cohort (Completed)
Professor Nancy Pachana
Prof Christina Lee
Ms Carmen Tang
Dr Natasha Koloski
Mr Christopher Hart
W054 Older motherhood: young women's plans and views (Completed)
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Dr Rosie Mooney
Dr Ann Taylor
W053 Validity of self-reported height, weight and physical activity among mid-aged Australian women (and men) (Completed)
379   378   403   428  
Prof Wendy Brown
Prof Annette Dobson
Dr Nicola Burton
Dr Alison Marshall
A/Prof Yvette Miller
et al
W046 Battling the black dog: An exploration of the strategies used by young Australian women coping with depression (Completed)
173   294  
Prof Christina Lee
Ms Cate France
Dr Sue Outram

2004 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W052 A functional model of fall risk (Completed)
157  
Prof Julie Byles
Assoc. Prof. Lynette MacKenzie
Prof Catherine D'Este
Ms Afsoon Hassani Mehraban
W048 Work-life tensions: Time pressure, leisure and wellbeing among dual earner parents (Completed)
250   254   415   303  
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Prof Lois Bryson
Ms Leanne Fray
Professor Peter Brown
A/Prof Duncan Ironmonger
et al
W043 Stages of life and smoking behaviour among young women (Completed)
176   219   281   326  
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Neville Owen
Dr Liane McDermott

2003 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W045 Pregnancy and contraception history (Completed)
345   405  
Prof Christina Lee
Dr Stephen Morrell
Dr Edith Weisberg
Dr Christine Read
Dr Deborah Bateson
et al

2002 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W050 Elder abuse (Completed)
128  
Prof Margot Schofield
Prof Margot Schofield
W044 Baby boomers consider retirement: The ageing process from a generational perspective (Completed)
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Prof Christina Lee
Dr Christine Everingham
Dr Deborah Stevenson

2001 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W042 An investigation into the experiences of Australian women who have never given birth to a child (Completed)
Prof Christina Lee
Ms Heather McKay
Prof Jane Fisher
W041 An exploration of the link between intimate partner violence, self esteem, body image, and use of cosmetic surgery (Completed)
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Margot Schofield
Prof Rafat Hussain
W039 Pregnancy risk taking in young Australian women (Completed)
158   193  
Prof Christina Lee
Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis
Prof Tracey Wade
Prof Mary Luszcz
W037 An examination into the aspirations of a group of young Australian women in relation to work, education, relationships and children (Completed)
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Deirdre Wicks
Ms Lisa Milne
W036 Quality and accessibility of health care for women in Australia with diabetes (Completed)
165  
Prof Julie Byles
Associate Professor Anne Young
A/Prof Julia Lowe
Dr Amanda Patterson
W034 Women and leisure beyond 2000: Patterns, perceptions, gender relations and wellbeing (Completed)
145  
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Professor Peter Brown

2000 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W038 Investigation of the determinants of weight maintenance in young women, and also looking at life transitions (Completed)
132  
Prof Christina Lee
Professor Kylie Ball
Dr Sandra Bell
Dr David Crawford
W032 Sleeping difficulty and sleeping medication use among older women - main analysis (Completed)
123   245  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Margaret Harris
Prof Kichu Nair
W031 Sleeping difficulty and sleeping medication use among older women - pilot (Completed)
123   245  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Margaret Harris
Prof Kichu Nair
W030 Women and leisure: Beyond 2000. Patterns, perceptions, gender relations and well-being (Completed)
93   179  
Prof Lois Bryson
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Prof Wendy Brown
Professor Peter Brown
W023 Sleeping difficulty and sleeping medication use among older women (Completed)
123   245  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Margaret Harris
Prof Kichu Nair

1999 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W029 An examination into the aspirations of a group of young Australian women in relation to work, education, relationships and children (Completed)
55  
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Deirdre Wicks
Ms Lisa Milne
W027 Incontinence in Australian women: Following up participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (Completed)
80   81   115  
Prof Wendy Brown
A/Prof Pauline Chiarelli
A/Prof Yvette Miller
Ms Nadine Smith
W026B Women with menstrual symptoms, treatments tried, hysterectomy and satisfaction with outcomes (Completed)
263  
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Melissa Graham
Dr Helen Keleher
A/Prof Erica James
W026A Women with menstrual symptoms, treatments tried, hysterectomy and satisfaction with outcomes (Completed)
Prof Julie Byles
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Melissa Graham
Dr Helen Keleher
A/Prof Erica James
W024 What factors influence weight change at menopause? (Completed)
198  
Prof Wendy Brown
Associate Professor Anne Young
Prof Lauren Williams
W022 Exploring the feelings of depression, and understanding the nature and origin of these experiences among rural and remote mid-age women. (Completed)
Dr Sue Outram
A/Prof Nick Higginbotham
Dr Carla Treloar
Ms Barbara Reen
W020 Women and leisure towards 2000: Does all work and no play make Jill unwell (Completed)
31   46   242   141   15  
Prof Lois Bryson
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
Prof Wendy Brown
Professor Peter Brown
W009 Availability of health services for women in New South Wales (Completed)
4   48   70   90  
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Julie Byles

1998 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W035 The lifetime prevalence of, and factors associated with reporting of domestic violence by mid-age women in Australia (Completed)
169   168   182  
Prof Margot Schofield
Prof Wendy Brown
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Deborah Loxton
W025 Menopausal women and heart disease: Understanding risks and prevention (Completed)
152   153   151  
Prof Wendy Brown
A/Prof Marilys Guillemin
W021B Violence and abuse: An assessment of mid-aged women's experiences follow up (Completed)
91   82   235  
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Glennys Parker
W017 Childcare and the health and well-being of young mothers (Completed)
94   118  
Dr Penny Warner-Smith
W016 What factors influence weight change at menopause? (Completed)
198   270  
Prof Wendy Brown
Associate Professor Anne Young
Prof Lauren Williams
W014 Physical activity in older people - qualitative research (Completed)
36  
Prof Wendy Brown
Prof Christina Lee
Mrs Lyn Adamson
Prof Jill Cockburn
W013 Dieting women: Pressure to conform to the thin ideal (Completed)
87  
Prof Lauren Williams
Professor John Germov

1997 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W028 Alcohol consumption by young Australian women: Patterns, harms, behaviours and predictors (Completed)
41  
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Helen Jonas
Prof Margaret Hamilton
Ms Bernadette Ward
W021A Violence and abuse: An assessment of mid-aged women's experiences (Completed)
82  
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Glennys Parker
W015 The politics of breathing: A cultural analysis of asthma in Australia (Completed)
114  
Prof Wendy Brown
Ms Gabrielle Rose
Prof Lenore Manderson
W012 The effectiveness of legal protection in the prevention of violence by partners in the lives of young Australian women (Completed)
136  
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Julie Byles
Ms Margrette Young
W011 Restraint, emotions and health in relation to binge eating (Completed)
131  
Professor Justin Kenardy
Ms Frances Allyn
W008 Older Australian women as widows (Completed)
29   52   84   230   223   305  
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Susan Feldman
W007B Social support, health status and health care utilisation in women aged 70-74 (Completed)
60   133  
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Brendan Goodger
W006 Psychological stress in the etiology of disordered eating (Completed)
3   28   35   40   63  
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Wendy Brown
Professor Kylie Ball
W005 Contraception and young women (Completed)
33  
Prof Lois Bryson
Ms Stefani Strazzari
W004 Road safety research project: Female drivers (Completed)
30  
Prof Wendy Brown
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Christina Lee
Prof Julie Byles
Fors
et al

1996 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W003 Life changes after the birth of a first child and usefulness of health care - Hunter area women 18-22 years old (Completed)
3  
Prof Julie Byles
Ms Karla Karinen
A/Prof Nick Higginbotham
Prof Linda Connor
W002B Women's experiences of seeking help for emotional distress (Completed)
159   180   181  
Prof Margot Schofield
Prof Lois Bryson
Dr Sue Outram

1995 Top
Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W001 Life events (Completed)
Mrs Joy Goldsworthy