Your first visit to the University of Illinois at Chicago is a
screening visit to ensure that you qualify for the study. You
will first meet with the research coordinator to go though the
informed consent process where the study will be explained to
point, you can choose if you would like to continue with your
participation in the study.
Following the informed consent process, you will meet with our study
physician where your medical history will be reviewed and she
will give you a brief physical. There will be a small blood draw
in order to measure your cholesterol and hormone levels. After
the physical, you will meet with a psychologist for about two
hours to review your psychological history.
If the results from the physical and psychological interview
show that you qualify, you will meet with our research
coordinator. At this time, you will complete a few, short
tests of cognitive abilities and a short questionnaire. As well,
the research coordinator will provide you with and explain to you
the daily diaries that are to completed everyday throughout the
course of the study.