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American Academy of Family Physicians

Women's Health

Management of Menopausal Symptoms Through the Use of Improved Data Gathering and Shared Decision Making

American Academy of Family Physicians

Approved: June 2013

Grant Period: June 2013 – June 2015

Proposal

Management of Menopausal Symptoms Through the Use of Improved Data Gathering and Shared Decision Making

This study will evaluate a patient-centered, shared decision intervention in 12 primary care practices that are members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network (NRN). The AAFP NRN was established in 1999 to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice-based settings. The AAFP NRN has grown to include approximately 2,000 clinician members across three member types: individual clinician members, affiliated regional network members, and electronic data system members. The primary goals for this project are to evaluate the impact of improved information collection and shared decision making among health care providers and women age 45-65 years regarding issues of menopause, post-menopause, hormone therapy, and breast cancer risk using a collaborative framework among researchers, clinicians and patients.