Looking For Female Participants For a Research Survey on Pregnancy,
Exercise and High Altitude Exposure
Very little is known about the safety of travel and exercise at high altitude during
pregnancy. Furthermore, although exercise is considered safe during pregnancy some
activities, such as downhill skiing, are discouraged and many women modify their
exercise regimes during pregnancy.
We are conducting a research project to study what kind of exercise women participate
in during pregnancy and whether they travel to high altitude during pregnancy. Our goal
is to use the information obtained in the survey results to provide advice to physicians
and their pregnant patients who want to travel to high elevations. If you are physically
active and have been pregnant you may be able to provide useful information for our
study, which is being run jointly through the University of Washington and the University
If you choose to participate, you will find a link to the anonymous on-line survey at the
bottom of this email. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete and does not
require you to provide any personal information.
Eligible participants are women who have completed a pregnancy and are physically
active. You do not need to have been to high altitude during pregnancy to participate. If
you are currently pregnant with your first pregnancy, please wait until after delivery to
complete the survey.
Participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question in the
survey. All of the information you provide in the survey will remain anonymous. Although
you will not benefit directly from this survey, we anticipate that information learned from
the survey will help physicians and pregnant women who wish to travel and exercise at
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com, although please be reminded that the confidentiality of emails
cannot be guaranteed. We appreciate your time and effort in completing this survey and
look forward to reviewing the information you provide.
Click here to complete this survey:
If the link does not work, you can copy and paste it in your web browser.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLICK ON "SUBMIT" AT THE END OF THE SURVEY TO
ENSURE THAT YOUR ANSWERS ARE ALL SAVED PROPERLY.
Andrew M. Luks, MD
University of Washington
Linda Keyes, MD
University of Colorado