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Participants sought for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome study

Structured education programme to improve cardiovascular risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome; SUCCESS study

Dr Hamid Mani and colleagues are looking for participants for their StructUred eduCation programme to improve Cardiovascular risk in womEn with polycyStic ovary Syndrome; SUCCESS study. The study is designed to improve health in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

The ultimate aim of the study is to develop a structured education programme tailored to the women with PCOS in order to increase their awareness of the condition, beneficial lifestyle changes and empowerment.

The study is a randomised control trial and involves four visits over the course of one year. At these visits they will record your blood pressure, activity levels and do blood tests to check your cholesterol levels and diabetes risk. After the first visit participants will be randomised to the education or control groups. At the end of the study they will offer the choice to attend the education sessions to the control group.

Further information about the trial can be found via Leicestershire Diabetes . The study is being conducted by Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester.

To be eligible to participate in the study you must have a diagnosis of PCOS, be between 18 and 50 years of age and have a Body Mass Index of - Body Mass Index ≥ 23 kg/m2 for Black and Minor Ethnicities - Body Mass Index ≥ 25 kg/m2 for White Europeans

You will not be able to participate in the study if you have diabetes or use steroids. A good grasp of spoken English is necessary.

Please feel free to pass the information to anyone you know who meets the selection criteria for the study and would like to participate.

Study team might need to contact your GP to confirm the date and diagnosis of PCOS.

If you would like more information or would like to participate in the study please contact Dr Hamid Mani at SuccessStudy.LDC@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or study team 0116 258 8893.

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