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:
    

2015

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2014

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W095 Improving the identification of people with injuries from falls using hospital and emergency department data (Completed)   
Dr Geeske Peeters, A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin, Prof Annette Dobson, Prof Julie Byles, Dr Ruth Hubbard, et al
W094 Sustainable employment and healthy ageing for women (Current)   Synopsis
Dr Sabrina Pit, Prof Julie Byles, Dr Meredith Tavener, Mrs Peta Forder,

2013

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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, A/Prof Deborah Loxton,
W091 Mother's and their Children's Health (MatCH) study (Current)   Synopsis
Prof Gita Mishra, Prof Peter Davies, Prof Annette Dobson, Prof Virginia Slaughter, A/Prof Leigh Tooth, et al

2012

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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
Prof Jon Adams, Prof Alexander Broom, Dr Emma Kirby, Prof Patricia Davidson,

2011

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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 Annette Dobson, A/Prof Deborah Loxton, A/Prof Leigh Tooth,
W085 Women's perceptions of information they received about alcohol use during pregnancy (Current)   Synopsis
744  
A/Prof Deborah Loxton, Dr Alexis Hure, Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin, Ms Jennifer Powers, Dr Jane Rich, et al
W070A Navigating back pain care: a sociological study of women’s illness pathways within and between intersecting social worlds (Current)   
544   593   688   556   685   638   646   738   770  
A/Prof Leigh Tooth, Prof Alexander Broom, Prof Jon Adams, Prof Kathryn Refshauge, Dr Emma Kirby, et al

2010

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W081 Vasomotor menopausal symptoms and risk of cardiovascular disease (Completed)   Synopsis
741  
Dr Gerrie-Cor Gast, Prof Annette Dobson, Prof Wendy Brown, Dr Danielle Herbert, A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin,
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, Prof Annette Dobson, Prof Julie Byles, A/Prof Deborah Loxton, Prof Leon Flicker,
W079 Agreement between the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) survey arthritis measures and a comprehensive survey of arthritis measures (Current)   Synopsis
Prof Lynne Parkinson, Prof Julie Byles, Dr Michelle Cunich, Dr Geeske Peeters,
W077 An interdisciplinary investigation into the experience and impacts of living with drought for 3 generations of Australian women (Completed)   Synopsis
Dr Sarah Wright,
W076 The profile of arthritis pain in older women. (Current)   Synopsis
722  
Prof Lynne Parkinson, Prof Julie Byles, A/Prof Fiona Blyth, Prof Lyn March, A/Prof Henry Pollard, et al
W074 Arthritis and women at midlife: The lived psychosocial experience (Current)   
772   851  
A/Prof Deborah Loxton, Professor David Sibbritt, Prof Julie Byles, Ms Natalie Townsend,

2009

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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)   
A/Prof Leigh Tooth, Professor Nancy Pachana, A/Prof Deborah Loxton, Prof Annette Dobson, Dr Catherine Chojenta, 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  
Prof Alexander Broom, Prof Jon Adams, Prof Kathryn Refshauge, Mr Vijayendra Murthy, Dr Carla Meurk,
W069 Older women's interest in arts and crafts (Completed)   
678   653  
Prof Lynne Parkinson,
W068 Perinatal mental health: Psychosocial assessment, service utilisation and maternal and infant outcomes (Current)   Synopsis
566   623   649  
Prof Marie-Paule Austin, Ms Nicole Reilly, Dr Catherine Chojenta, Ms Carol Purtell, Prof Jeanette Milgrom, et al

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W062 Depression and cardiovascular disease in a cohort of mid-aged Australian women (Completed)   
748  
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin, Dr Dimitrios Vagenas, Dr Janneke Berecki, Prof Sandy McFarlane, Ms 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   687   569   570   573  
A/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 (Current)   
462   480   619   594   683   609   644   703   728   643   645   734   735   736   767   838   839  
Associate Professor Anne Young, Prof Jayne Lucke, Prof Jon Adams, Dr Jon Wardle, Prof Alexander Broom, et al
W059 Longitudinal study of sleeping difficulty and medication use among older women (Current)   Synopsis
Prof Julie Byles, Prof Gita Mishra, Dr Margaret Harris, Mr David Fitzgerald,
W058 Service utilisation and caregiving among mid-aged women (Completed)   
Professor Nancy Pachana, Prof Annette Dobson, Mr Richard Hockey, Ms Melanie Watson, Ms Bree Waters,

2005

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W056 The retirement expectations and experiences of mid-aged women: fitting the model? (Completed)   
229   306   601  
Prof Julie Byles, Prof Lynne Parkinson, Dr Christine Everingham, Dr Deborah Stevenson, Mr Andrew Hampson, et al
W052B A functional model of falls risk (Completed)   
487   689  
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 Christina Lee, Ms Anne Russell, Prof Andrew Wilson, A/Prof Leigh Tooth, A/Prof Gerard Byrne, et al

2004

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W055 Validation of survey measures of depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment in the older cohort (Completed)   
Prof Christina Lee, Ms Carmen Tang, Dr Natasha Koloski, Mr Christopher Hart,
W054 Older motherhood: young women's plans and views (Completed)   
Ms 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 Annette Dobson, Dr Nicola Burton, Dr Alison Marshall, A/Prof Yvette Miller, A/Prof Catrine Tudor-Locke,
W046 Battling the black dog: An exploration of the strategies used by young Australian women coping with depression (Completed)   
173   294  
Ms Cate France, Dr Sue Outram,

2003

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W052 A functional model of fall risk (Completed)   
157  
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)   
303   250   254   415  
Prof Lois Bryson, Professor Peter Brown, A/Prof Duncan Ironmonger, Ms Robyn Synnott, Dr Ester Cerin,
W043 Stages of life and smoking behaviour among young women (Completed)   
176   219   281   326  
Prof Christina Lee, Prof Neville Owen, Dr Liane McDermott,

2002

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W045 Pregnancy and contraception history (Completed)   
345   405  
Dr Stephen Morrell, Dr Edith Weisberg, Ms Margaret Hansford, Dr Christine Read, Dr Deborah Bateson, et al

2001

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

2000

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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)   
Ms Heather McKay, Dr Jane Fisher,
W041 An exploration of the link between intimate partner violence, self esteem, body image, and use of cosmetic surgery (Completed)   
Prof Margot Schofield, Prof Rafat Hussain,
W039 Pregnancy risk taking in young Australian women (Completed)   
158   193  
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)   
Dr Deirdre Wicks, Ms Lisa Milne,
W036 Quality and accessibility of health care for women in Australia with diabetes (Completed)   
165  
Associate Professor Anne Young, Dr Julia Lowe, Dr Amanda Patterson,
W034 Women and leisure beyond 2000: Patterns, perceptions, gender relations and wellbeing (Completed)   
145  
Professor Peter Brown,

1999

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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  
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 Gita Mishra, Dr Margaret Harris, Prof Kichu Nair,
W031 Sleeping difficulty and sleeping medication use among older women - pilot (Completed)   
123   245  
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  
Dr Penny Warner-Smith, Prof Wendy Brown, Professor Peter Brown,
W023 Sleeping difficulty and sleeping medication use among older women (Completed)   
123   245  
Prof Gita Mishra, Dr Margaret Harris, Prof Kichu Nair,

1998

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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  
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  
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 Wendy Brown, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Helen Keleher, Dr Erica James,
W026A Women with menstrual symptoms, treatments tried, hysterectomy and satisfaction with outcomes (Completed)   
Prof Wendy Brown, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Helen Keleher, Dr Erica James,
W024 What factors influence weight change at menopause? (Completed)   
198  
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)   
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  
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 Julie Byles, Associate Professor Anne Young,

1997

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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 Wendy Brown, Prof Gita Mishra, A/Prof Deborah Loxton,
W025 Menopausal women and heart disease: Understanding risks and prevention (Completed)   
152   153   151  
A/Prof Marilys Guillemin,
W021B Violence and abuse: An assessment of mid-aged women's experiences follow up (Completed)   
91   82   235  
Prof Wendy Brown, Dr Glennys Parker,
W017 Childcare and the health and well-being of young mothers (Completed)   
94   118  
W016 What factors influence weight change at menopause? (Completed)   
198   270  
Associate Professor Anne Young, Prof Lauren Williams,
W014 Physical activity in older people - qualitative research (Completed)   
36  
Prof Christina Lee, Mrs Lyn Adamson, Prof Jill Cockburn,
W013 Dieting women: Pressure to conform to the thin ideal (Completed)   
87  
Professor John Germov,

1996

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Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
W028 Alcohol consumption by young Australian women: Patterns, harms, behaviours and predictors (Completed)   
41  
Prof Wendy Brown, Dr Helen Jonas, Prof Margaret Hamilton, Ms Bernadette Ward,
W015 The politics of breathing: A cultural analysis of asthma in Australia (Completed)   
114  
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 Julie Byles, Ms Margrette Young,
W011 Restraint, emotions and health in relation to binge eating (Completed)   
131  
Ms Frances Allyn,
W008 Older Australian women as widows (Completed)   
29   52   84   230   223   305  
Dr Susan Feldman,
W007B Social support, health status and health care utilisation in women aged 70-74 (Completed)   
60   133  
Dr Brendan Goodger,
W006 Psychological stress in the etiology of disordered eating (Completed)   
3   28   35   40   63  
Prof Wendy Brown, Professor Kylie Ball,
W005 Contraception and young women (Completed)   
33  
Ms Stefani Strazzari,
W004 Road safety research project: Female drivers (Completed)   
30  
Prof Annette Dobson, Prof Christina Lee, Prof Julie Byles, Fors, Dr Michael McFadden,

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  
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 Lois Bryson, Dr Sue Outram,