Current Studies - Women's Health

To view a full listing of research studies offered by the Penn State Hershey Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology please visit their web site, click here.

Have PCOS and feel stressed? (IRB# 34145 EP)

Status: Active



  • Nazia Raja-Khan, M.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism



Penn State Milton S. Hershey researchers are trying to determine the effect that stress reduction will have on blood pressure, blood sugar, and overall health and well being in women with PCOS. Volunteers are needed for this study.



Who maybe eligible?

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Have eight or fewer menstrual periods each year or have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)


Additional Study Details:

What is required?

  • Attend study sessions once a week for eight weeks.
  • Spend twenty-five to thirty minutes, outside of the sessions, reviewing the materials covered in the sessions. Keep a log of these daily activities.
  • Answer questionnaires, undergo blood and urine tests, and a brief physical exam at baseline, eight weeks and sixteen weeks.

Compensation is provided.



Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center



Study director: Nazia Raja-Khan, M.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

For more information call: Barb Scheetz, B.S., at 717-531-4483

To view the flyer click here.



  • PCOS